Ed Lyon (Tenor)
Artist's website: http://edlyon.info
English tenor Ed Lyon was born in Yorkshire and read History of Art at St John’s College Cambridge as a choral scholar before training at the Royal Academy of Music at the National Opera Studio. He is particularly associated with baroque repertoire and Mozart, though his repertoire also includes Hylas in Berlioz’s Les Troyens (available on DVD and Blu-ray from Opus Arte), Peter Quint in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Steva in Janáček’s Jenůfa, and smaller wagner roles such as the Steersman in Der fliegende Holländer, Walther von der Vogelweide and the Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde.
Lyon’s debut solo album, 17th Century Playlist, was released in autumn 2019 on Delphian. His discography also includes the St John Passion from King’s College Cambridge, Paris in Arne’s The Judgment of Paris, Handel’s Alexander’s Feast, The Triumph of Time and Truth and Song for St Cecilia’s Day with Ludus Baroque, and Hippolyte in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie from Glyndebourne.
Further Reading: Ed Lyon
The English tenor talks to Katherine about his debut solo album of songs by Landi, Dowland, Lambert, Cavalli and more with Theatre of the Ayre, released tomorrow on Delphian.