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Rhian Lois


  • Praised for her ‘flawlessly produced soprano and her highly musical singing’ (Opera Today), Welsh soprano Rhian Lois is one of the most captivating and versatile singers currently performing on the British mainstage. In the 2021/22 season, Lois makes her return to English National Opera as Janine/Ofwarren in their new production of Poul Ruders’ The Handmaid’s Tale and will make her house debut at Theatre Magdeburg.

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  • The 2020/21 season saw Lois make notable debuts including her critically acclaimed Governess Turn of the Screw filmed with Opera Glassworks under the baton of John Wilson. Further notable engagements included both Gretel Hansel and Gretel and Musetta La bohème with Scottish Opera, and her highly praised debut with Garsington Opera as Oriana Amadigi

    Recent highlights include her role and house debut as Jerusha in the UK tour of Jess Cottis’s production of The Intelligence Park in the Linbury Theatre (Royal Opera House), Max Where The Wild Things Are for Shadwell Opera at Alexandra Palace, London and the Russian premier at the Mariinsky Theatre under the baton of Finnegan Downie Dear, her highly acclaimed company and role debut as Nanetta in Verdi Falstaff with Grange Festival, Valencienne The Merry Widow, Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele Die Fledermaus, Nerine Madea, Atalanta Xerxes and Governess The Turn of the Screw for English National Opera, house debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Angelika in the European premiere of Figaro gets a Divorce, Zerlina Don Giovanni for Santa Fe and Adele Die Fledermaus for Welsh National Opera.

    On the concert stage, Lois has performed a recital for the International Opera Awards Foundation and at the International Enescu Festival. She has also performed at the Royal Festival Hall with Kings College Cambridge Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra and Aria 'Ah! perfido' with BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted by Jonathan Bloxham.

    A graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal College of Music and National Opera Studio, her previous appearances at English National Opera also include Musetta La Boheme, Frasquita Carmen, Young Woman Between Worlds, First Niece Peter Grimes, Papagena The Magic Flute and Yvette The Passenger. Elsewhere she has sung Papagena Die Zauberflöte at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 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 Handel Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Simon Halsey, CBSO's Stravinsky retrospective 'Igor Fest', Brahms Requiem at Milton Court, Barbican, Handel 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.

    2021/22 season / 454 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Season highlights

Susanna The Marriage of Figaro
English National Opera

Angelica Figaro gets a Divorce
Grand Théâtre de Genève

Governess The Turn of the Screw
English National Opera

Adele Die Fledermaus
Welsh National Opera


Opera repertoire

Frasquita Carmen

First Niece Peter Grimes

Nerine Medea

Adina L'elisir d'amore

Atalanta Xerxes

Musetta La bohème 

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

Adele Die Fledermaus

Eurydice Orpheus

Ivette The Passenger 

The soprano Rhian Lois is a winning Susanna. She’s full of wit, and her voice is crystalline and warm.


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


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


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