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Rhian Lois


  • 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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  • In 2019/20 Lois will take on two iconic roles from the contemporary operatic repertoire. She will make her role debut as Jerusha Cramer in Gerald Barry’s virtuosic opera The Intelligence Park for the Royal Opera House and Music Theatre Wales with Jessica Cottis conducting the London Sinfonietta. She then performs Max in Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are in Moscow and London, under the baton of Finnegan Downie Dear. Other season highlights include a return to the role of Governess in The Turn of the Screw conducted by John Wilson, and on the concert platform she will make her debuts at the International Enescu Festival, and with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

    Recent highlights include her highly acclaimed company and role debuts as Nanetta in Verdi Falstaff with Grange Festival, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, and Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro with the English National Opera, her house debut at Grand Théâtre de Genève as Angellka in the European premiere of Figaro gets a Divorce, Governess in The Turn of the Screw for English National Opera, and Adele Die Fledermaus for Welsh National Opera. Recent concert performances included a recital for the International Opera Awards, as well as a performance at the Royal Festival Hall with Kings College Cambridge Choir and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

    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 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.

    2019-20 season / 428 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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Assistant Artist Manager, Vocal & Opera
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