Ed Lyon studied at St John’s College Cambridge, the Royal Academy and the National Opera Studio. He has a wide repertoire ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music and has appeared in many of the world’s leading opera and concert venues including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Netherlands Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, the Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Holland and Aldeburgh festivals, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, BAM New York, Theater an der Wien and the BBC Proms, with conductors including Antonio Pappano, William Christie, René Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Emmanuelle Haïm, Teodor Currentzis and Christian Curnyn.
Recent operatic projects include the central role of Colin (Denisov’s L’écume des jours) for Stuttgart Opera, Hylas (Les Troyens) for Covent Garden, Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera and Freddy (My Fair Lady) for the Châtelet in Paris. Future projects include Ariadne auf Naxos, Der fliegende Holländer and Cavalli’s L’Ormindo for the Royal Opera, Jaquino (Fidelio) for the Teatro Real in Madrid and the world premiere of Nicolas Lens’ Shell Shock for La Monnaie in Brussels. Past highlights include extensive tours with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie including Paris, London, Amsterdam and New York in repertoire including the title roles in Lully’s Atys, Rameau’s Pygmalion and Hippolyte and Charpentier’s Actéon, the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Aix-en-Provence Festival with René Jacobs, the title roles in Hippolyte and Purcell’s Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne and Pane (Cavalli, La Calisto) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the Royal Opera, and Haydn’s L’anima de filosofo with Currentzis. In concert, Ed Lyon has worked at the BBC Proms as well as with the Bach Choir, CBSO, London Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Die Kölner Akademie, New London Concert, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the English Chamber Orchestra.