From WIAV to Glyndebourne!


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to offer congratulations to Stephanie Lloyd, who will be spending the summer as a member of the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus.

Steph singing at Tabernacl

Stephanie will be spending the summer in the chorus of the world-famous Glyndebourne Opera Festival, where she will be performing in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, Handel’s Saul, and Vanessa by Barber.

Stephanie said: “Glyndebourne was always this amazing place that I admired when I was studying my undergraduate in Australia. It seems so surreal that I now get to go there 5 – 6 days a week to sing!

“The people have been so lovely and welcoming, and the grounds of Glyndebourne are looking more and more beautiful as summer approaches! I am thoroughly looking forward to spending an inspiring summer here.”

Stephanie Lloyd is an Australian/British soprano who is currently a student at the Wales International Academy of Voice. She said: “I’m so thankful for the support and guidance of my teachers Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile, the fantastic music staff at the Academy, especially Jane Samuel, and of course all of the visiting coaches who I have spent time with since I’ve been here.”

Steph studied at The University of Queensland (UQ) with Shaun Brown and at The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) with Margaret Schindler.

At QCGU, Stephanie performed the role of Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart) in the Val Machin scenes and again in its entirety in the 2013 QCGU Opera. Under Nicholas Braithwaite, she covered the soprano solo for Britten War Requiem. She performed as a soloist in Poulenc Stabat Mater and Faure Requiem with the Brisbane Concert Choir. She sang in the chorus for a semi-staged production of Bach’s St Matthew Passion by Opera Queensland.

Since graduating a Masters of Music Studies from QCGU (2013), Stephanie has been living in London and has worked with visual artist, William Mackrell, on various collaboration pieces. This included performances at Olympia London and The William Bennington Gallery. In addition, she has sung at several official events for Harrods at their Knightsbridge store. 

In 2016 Stephanie was invited to attend the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School in Brisbane, Australia, where she sang in Gala scenes as Euridice, Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) and Cupid, Orphée aux Enfers(Offenbach). In 2017, she attended Bel Canto in Tuscany, a three-week intensive summer programme led by Giovanni Reggioli. Across two concerts, she presented scenes as Contessa, Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), Fiordiligi, Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart) and Giulietta, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Offenbach).

Founded by the internationally renowned tenor Dennis O’Neill, and now part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the Wales International Academy of Voice offers young artists a highly specialised and unique environment in which they can work with some of the best vocal technicians, coaches, visiting eminent conductors and international stars from the operatic world. It is a world-leading educational institute that prepares emerging artists for the ever changing pace of the operatic performance industry.

In 2017, the Academy launched its first undergraduate programme. The BA Vocal Studies course is an intensive two year programme that is industry led and vocational. It is designed to prepare young singers for further professional training by equipping them with vocal training, language skills, musicianship, stagecraft, and the vocational skills they will need to build a career in the industry. 

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