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Rachael Lloyd

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Rachael Lloyd in action.
Rachael Lloyd as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera © 2016 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

British mezzo-soprano Rachael Lloyd made her Royal Opera debut in 2011 as Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and has since returned to sing Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor) and in 4.48 Psychosis at Lyric Hammersmith. In the 2018/19 Season she sings Selene (Berenice).

Lloyd performs throughout the UK and Europe in opera and concert. Operatic engagements include Carmen at the Royal Albert Hall, Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) and Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for English National Opera, Aristaea (L’Olimpiade) and Blanche (Barbe-bleue) for Buxton Festival, Mrs Anderssen (A Little Night Music) for Théâtre du Châtelet, Maddalena (Rigoletto) for Iford Arts, Amastre (Serse) for English Touring Opera and Early Opera Company, Dido (Dido and Aeneas) for Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen and Spitalfields Festival, Meg Page (Falstaff) for Glyndebourne Touring Opera and Cornelia (Giulio Cesare) for Glyndebourne Festival. Her cover engagements include Sister (The House Taken Over) for Aix-en-Provence Festival.

Lloyd’s concert engagements include Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Ulster Orchestra), Messiah (Kristiansund), Ravel’s Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé (London Philharmonic Orchestra), a Shakespeare concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and Elgar’s Sea Pictures (recital at the Lille Opera House, France), The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace (Royal Albert Hall) and Elijah at the BBC Proms.

Photos

Production photo of Berenice, The Royal Opera

James Laing as Demetrio and Rachael Lloyd as Selene in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Diana Damrau and Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Rachael Lloyd

Rachael Lloyd as Selene in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Claire Booth as Berenice, James Laing as Demetrio and Rachael Lloyd as Selene in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Charles Castronovo, Peter Hoare, Ludovic Tézier Diana Damrau and Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Rachael Lloyd, Taylor Stayton, Kwangchul Youn, Diana Damrau in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Susanna Hurrell, Rachael LLoyd, Lucy Schaufer, Lucy Hall, and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Hall, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Rachael Lloyd, Susanna Hurrell, Samantha Price, and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

William Berger as Aristobolo, Rachael Lloyd as Selene, Claire Booth as Berenice and James Laing as Demetrio in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Rachael Lloyd as Selene and James Laing as Demetrio in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Taylor Stayton, Charles Castronovo, Diana Damrau, Rachael Lloyd, Ludovic Tézier in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Diana Damrau and Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Ludovic Tézier, Taylor Stayton, Diana Damrau, Kwangchul Youn, Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Charles Castronovo, Diana Damrau and Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Production photo of Berenice, The Royal Opera

Lucy Hall, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Susanna Hurrell, and Rachael Lloyd in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Rachael Lloyd, Gweneth-Ann Rand, and Samantha Price in 4.48 Psychosis

Gweneth-Ann Rand and Rachael Lloyd in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Rachael Lloyd as Selene in Berenice, The Royal Opera

Rachael Lloyd as Alisa in Lucia di Lammermoor, The Royal Opera

Diana Damrau and Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Ludovic Tézier, Diana Damrau, Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Ludovic Tézier, Diana Damrau, Rachael Lloyd in Katie Mitchell’s Lucia di Lammermoor