British born mezzo soprano, Elizabeth Lynch is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School’s award-winning Opera Course where she holds the prestigious Silk Street Award for opera, a CRD for exceptional performance in opera, a fellowship of the School and is a current Artist Diploma recipient. Elizabeth is a Concordia Artist, an Alvarez Young Artist at Garsington Opera and an alumna of The Purcell School of Music. Elizabeth is most gratefully supported by Serena Fenwick, The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and the Guildhall School Trust.
At home on the operatic stage, her highlights include Nireno (extended role)/’Giulio Cesare’ (Bury Court Opera), Cherubino (understudy and Alvarez performances in London & Corfu)/’Le nozze di Figaro’, Anna/’Silver Birch’ (understudy) and Cretan Woman/’Idomeneo’ (Garsington Opera). Title Role ‘Phaedra’ Henze, Edmondo/’Francesca di Foix’ Donizetti, Title role (understudy)/’The Adventures of Pinocchio’ Dove (Guildhall School). Mezzo Actor (understudy)/’A Night at the Chinese Opera’ Weir (British Youth Opera). Sandman & Hansel (understudy)/’Hansel and Gretel’ (Clonter Opera).
Scenes and excerpts of roles include Dorabella/’Cosi Fan Tutte’, Sesto/’La Clemenza di Tito’, Idamante/’Idomeneo, Title role ‘L’enfant et les Sortilèges’, Ninetta/’The Little Green Swallow’, Octavian/’Der Rosenkavalier’, Hermia/’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Diana/’La Calisto’, Meg/’Falstaff’.
A keen concert artist, Elizabeth made her Barbican Hall debut performing the mezzo solo in Elgar’s Music Makers with the GSO. She regularly performs in concerts, oratorios and recitals around England and internationally and is familiar with much of the standard concert repertoire. Concert highlights have included Mezzo solo Verdi’s Requiem (LSO St Luke’s, Discovery day), solo recital at the Wigmore Hall (Purcell Recital Prize winner), Frauenliebe und Leben with Graham Johnson (Guildhall School) and The World Premier of Lorin Maazel’s The Empty Pot (LSO).
Elizabeth recently released her album-recording debut with the concert series and record label Song in the City. The Album Voices of London; Songs of the Big Smoke features a brand-new song cycle and has gained critical acclaim. No stranger to commercial recording, Elizabeth was also the alto soloist in Pärt’s Stabat Mater (BBC Radio 3, total immersions), the voice of the Young Vixen in the BBC animation of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ and made an appearance on the Satirical channel four comedy, The Rory Bremner Show.
Elizabeth made her debut at English National Opera in February 2019 as Daughter in the revival of ‘Akhnaten’ by Philip Glass and covered the role of Dorothée at the Glyndebourne Festival. She was one of the 2020/21 National Opera Studio singers, also the Glyndebourne New Generation Artist. She sang the role of Un Pâtre for Virtual Opera’s acclaimed online recording of ‘L’enfant et les sortilèges’.
“…very fine performance from Elizabeth Lynch as the page who generates much of the onstage energy…a comic gem in this inspired production!”
“The star singer was mezzo Elizabeth Lynch: in the ensembles she blended effortlessly with the others, but her performance throughout gave great pleasure, not least in her communication with conductor and audience – a demonstration of how to do it.”
“A bold and beautiful performer with energy that will excite many directors to come”
Roderick Williams OBE