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English tenor.

Ed Lyon studied at St John's College, Cambridge, then in London at the Royal Academy of Music and National Opera Studio.

He appeared at Glyndebourne in Purcell's Fairy Queen and as Hippolyte in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie. For the Royal Opera he has sung Hylas (Les Troyens), Pane (La Calisto), Lysander (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Sterrsman (Flegende Holländer). With Welsh National he has sung Telemaco (Il ritorno d'Ulisse) and with Opera North Števa and Tamino.

He has an extensive repertoire of baroque opera. This includes tours with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants to Paris, London, Amsterdam and New York as Hyllus (Hercules). He sang the title-role in Monteverdi's Orfeo at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the title-role in Ramea's Atys (Bordeaux, New York) and Actéon in Paris, Moscow, St Petersburg, Valladolid.

At the Stuttgart Opera he created the role of Colin in L'écume des jours (Denisov). In Paris he sang Freddy Eynsford-Hill in My Fair Lady at the Châtelet. He has also appeared at the Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Pane), Lyon (Lysander), Netherlands Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, and Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

In Scotland, he first sang at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006 as one of the 16 soloists in Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music. He first appeared with Scottish Opera as Don Ottavio, returning for Lurcanio (Ariodante). He has also worked several times with the Edinburgh-based Ludus Baroque, in Handel's Alexander's Feast, Triumph of Time and Truth and Athalia, as well as choral works by Bach.

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