Louise Lloyd shines as Musetta the good time girl
Claire Colvin, Daily Express- La Boheme-Soho Theatre - August 2010
An extraordinary and utterly absorbing production...and Louise Lloyd's Musetta one of the best i've seen, kittenish and louche Michael Coveney, What's on Stage-on OperaUpClose's Olivier Award winning La Boheme, May 2011
Louise Lloyd was born in Wiltshire and graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire with a First Class Honours degree in Vocal and Operatic Studies where she studied with Christine Cairns. Whilst at the Conservatoire, Louise was selected to take part in the Kathleen Ferrier Bursary Competition, as well as a Masterclass with Elly Ameling at the Leeds Lieder Festival. In her final year she was awarded the St Clare Barfield Memorial Bowl for Operatic Distinction, presented by George Caird, the University Principal. In 2009 Louise graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with John Evans and Susan Waters. Louise currently studies with Lillian Watson.
Louise recently sang the role of Musetta in OperaUpClose's Olivier award winning production of La Boheme and has since gone onto perform the role of Bertha for their production of The Barberof Seville. Other operatic engagements include Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro (Iford Arts), Gianetta L'Elisir d'Amore (Anghieri Festival-BYO and Southbank Sinfonia Frasquita (cover) Carmen, La Cugina Madame Butterfly, Rowan The Little Sweep (Longborough Festival Opera) 1st Boy The Magic Flute, Mrs Coaxer and Dolly Trull The Beggar's Opera, 1st Witch Dido and Aeneas singing with Yvonne Kenny as Dido (Opera Project), Susan A Dinner Engagement (Rosemary Branch Theatre) Narcissa/Baucis Philemon and Baucis (Ryedale Festival) Queen of the Night The Magic Flute (London Opera Productions Llantilio Festival of Music and Drama) Musetta La Boheme (Tobacco Factory Theatre-Bristol & Woodhouse Opera) Bertha Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Western France (Westminster Opera ) Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro (Birmingham Conservatoire), Léonie La Vie Parisienne, Poppea in L'incoronazione di Poppea (GSMD). Future engagements include a series of concerts around Southeast Asia, Africa and Arabia on the MV Minerva; Rosina The Barber of Seville, and Frasquita Carmen for London Opera Productions at Llantilio Festival of Music and Drama; Annina La Traviata for Opera Project, and Belinda Dido and Aeneas with Westminster Opera in France and London.
Concert appearances include Symphony Hall Birmingham, St Martin-in-the Fields, St Luke's LSO & Chipping Campden Music Festival. Louise is also an experienced Oratorio soloist, engagements include the Soprano soloist in Handel Messiah at Perth Concert Hall and Banbury Music Festival, Haydn Creation with the Brandenbug Sinfonia, Carmina Burana at Oxford Town Hall with orchestra of St John's, Mozart Coronation Mass Sutton Coldfield town hall, Haydn Little Organ Mass, Haydn Missa Brevis, Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai, Faure Requiem, MozartC Minor Mass, all for St John's Church- Hyde Park, Haydn Nelson Mass, Rutter Requiem, Rossini Stabat Mater all for Highworth Choral Society, Beethoven 9th Symphony (chorus) Barbican Centre with Sir Colin Davis in collaboration with GSMD & RAM.
Louise is an accomplished consort singer and was choral scholar for St John's Church-Hyde Park from 2007-2009. She was also selected as one of 24 singers to form the Guildhall Consort in collaboration with Harry Christopher's and The Sixteen.
Louise also enjoys managing her two vocal ensembles, The Lloyd Ensemble and Canteremo, and is a regular fixer, and performer for the Swan Hellenic Cruise line; Louise also enjoys running the Swan Hellenic passenger choir and choral workshops whilst on board.
Louise enjoys a busy freelance career as a performer and teacher, as well as teaching privately in the London area, Louise is also singing teacher for Imperial College, London, and has taught at both Kingsdale Foundation School, and St Mary's School for Girls.
Louise is extremely grateful for the support she has received from Serena Fenwick, Adrian and Cheryl Boorman, The William Gibb's Trust, St John's Church-Hyde Park, Peter Holmes Music Trust and the Kentwood Trust.