Lynton Atkinson

In opera Lynton made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in Fidelio and having created the role of Sir Ywain in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, became a contract principal artist. Since then he has sung the principal roles in L’Elisir d’Amore, La Traviata, Pearl Fishers, Don Giovanni, Zauberflöte, Entführung, and The Merry Widow, throughout the UK, Europe, including Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Turin, Trieste, Dublin and Berlin. Lynton’s concert career has taken him to many major centres and European Festivals including performances with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Sir Neville Marriner, the Hallé and Ulster Orchestras, the Göttingen Festival and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed in the Musikverein Vienna, with the RAI orchestra in Milan, and Monteverdi‘s Vespers in such venues as Westminster Abbey, Winchester and Norwich Cathedrals, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Berlin’s Neues Schauspielhaus, Disney Hall in Los Angeles and at the Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals. In the USA he sang the title roles in Monteverdi Orfeo and Il Ritorno d’Ulisse with Boston Baroque, to critical acclaim.He sang Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius and The Apostles with the Bonn Symphony Orchestra and Haydn’s The Seasons in the Stresa Festival. With René Jacobs Lynton performed the St. Matthew Passion and sang Britten’s St Nicholas to acclaim in Berlin’s Konzerthaus. Having sung twice at the Three Choirs Festival, Lynton has performed Elijah both with Willard White and also with the CBSO.