Ed Lyon studied at St John’s College Cambridge, the Royal Academy of Music, 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 with conductors including Antonio Pappano, William Christie, Rene? Jacobs, Ivor Bolton, Emmanuelle Hai?m, Teodor Currentzis, and Christian Curnyn.
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 Acte?on, the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the Aix Festival with Rene? Jacobs, the title role in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie and Purcell’s Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne and Pane (La Calisto), Hylas (Les Troyens) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for the Royal Opera, and Haydn’s L’anima de filisofo with Currentzis.
Recent and future operatic projects include the central role of Colin (Denisov’s L’e?cume des jours) for Stuttgart Opera, L’Ormindo for the Royal Opera House at the Globe, Don Ottavio in a new production of Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera, Freddy (My Fair Lady) for the Cha?telet in Paris, Steva (Jenufa) for Opera North, Ariadne auf Naxos, Tristan und Isolde and Der fliegende Holla?nder for Royal opera House, Jaquino (Fidelio) in Madrid, Don Alonze (L’amant Jaloux) for Pinchgut Opera in Sydney and the world premiere of Nicolas Lens’ Shell Shock in Brussels.