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Rhian Lois

Soprano

  • Currently a Harewood artist, Welsh soprano Rhian Lois has performed to great acclaim on the English National Opera stage in roles such as Adele Die Fledermaus, Nerine in Charpentier’s Medea and Atalanta Xerxes. In 2015 she made her Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, debut as Papagena, and in summer 2016 she made her North American debut as Zerlina in Santa Fe.

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  • Following her performances last season at the Welsh National Opera as Susanna and Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro and the world premiere of Figaro gets a Divorce, Lois’ 2016-17 season sees a return to Welsh National Opera to reprise the role of Adele Die Fledermaus. Concert performances include a recital for the International Opera Awards Foundation as well as a performance at the Royal Albert Hall alongside Kings College Cambridge Choir as part of the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival. Looking further ahead, Lois will make her debut at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, and will return to English National Opera and Welsh National Opera.


    A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music and National Opera Studio, her appearances also include Atalanta Xerxes, Musetta La Boheme, Frasquita Carmen, Young Woman Between Worlds , First Niece Peter Grimes, Papagena The Magic Flute and Yvette The Passenger, all for ENO. Elsewhere she has sung Papagena at Royal Opera House, Pamina The Magic Flute for Nevill Holt and Eurydice in Telemann's Orpheus with Classical Opera at the London Handel Festival.


    On demand on the concert platform, she has performed Mozart Requiem and Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Simon Halsey, CBSO's Stravinsky retrospective 'Igor Fest', Brahms Requiem at Milton Court, Barbican, Handel's Messiah in Cambridge; Carmina Burana at the Brangwyn Hall; a concert of Mozart Masterpieces at the Royal Festival Hall; and a performance of Mendelssohn’s Incidental music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Edward Gardner and CBSO recorded by Chandos.

    2016-17 season / 318 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Season highlights

Musetta La bohème
English National Opera


Barbarina Le nozze di Figaro / Angelica Figaro gets a Divorce
Welsh National Opera


Zerlina Don Giovanni 
Santa Fe Opera
 

Opera repertoire

Bizet
Frasquita Carmen


Britten
First Niece Peter Grimes


Charpentier
Nerine Medea


Donizetti
Adina L'elisir d'amore


Handel
Atalanta Xerxes


Puccini
Musetta La bohème 


Mozart
Despina Così fan tutte
Zerlina Don Giovanni
Pamina/Papagena The Magic Flute
Susanna The Marriage of Figaro


Strauss
Adele Die Fledermaus


Telemann
Eurydice Orpheus


Weinburg
Ivette The Passenger 

The pick of the singers was Rhian Lois in the soubrette role of the maid Adele, who truly threw her voice at the role, producing energy and excitement at every turn.

Bachtrack

Rhian Lois is a delightful discovery as a feisty, Welsh-accented Adele, and she sings the Laughing Song in a light, bright style.

Times

Rhian Lois, whose captivating performance as Romilda’s sister, Atlanta, caught perfectly the character’s scheming sauciness as well as the lonely desperation cloaked beneath it

Guardian

Intermusica represents Rhian Lois worldwide

Isla Mundell-Perkins
Associate Manager, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9915
imundell-perkins@intermusica.co.uk

Lottie Gulliver
Assistant to Associate Director, Vocal & Opera
+44 20 7608 9937
lgulliver@intermusica.co.uk

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