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Robert Lloyd was born in Essex and educated at Oxford University. He began life as an academic historian, turning to a singing career at the age of 28. In 1972 he was appointed Principal Bass at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, where he sang an enormous range of repertoire. At the same time, he developed a freelance operatic and concert career which brought him appearances with all the major opera houses and orchestras throughout the world. Robert Lloyd was the first British bass to sing the title-rôle in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1983. History was made in 1990 when this production was seen at the Kirov Opera in Leningrad with Robert Lloyd as Boris (televised internationally) and in 1991 he sang in this production again under Claudio Abbado at the Vienna State Opera. He also sang Boris Godunov in Amsterdam and Florence. His appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, included Rigoletto, Parsifal, Die Zauberflöte, Aida, Faust, Roméo et Juliette, Simon Boccanegra, Fidelio and Pelléas et Mélisande. He has appeared in concert with the Cleveland Orchestra under Dohnányi, the Philadelphia Orchestra under Jansons and the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Haitink. With the London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis he performed and recorded Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Robert Lloyd has featured in several highly successful television productions, and was the subject of, and presented, a BBC programme on the bass voice entitled Six Foot Cinderella. He appeared in a television performance of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle on BBC 2, which received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Television. He has also written and presented a number of radio programmes on opera and the voice for the BBC. He has a vast discography of over seventy audio and video recordings. In the 1991 New Year’s Honours List Robert Lloyd was created a Commander of the British Empire.

Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Classical Artist 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Fidelio (Royal Opera House, 1991) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
BRITTEN: Albert Herring Naxos
DOMINGO, Placido: Live from the Vienna State Opera - BIZET, G.: Carmen / VERDI, G.: Il Trovatore / WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin (PAL/NTSC) (Box Set) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
GLYNDEBOURNE DIAMONDS (1972-1979) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
MONTEVERDI, C.: Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Il) (Glyndebourne, 1973) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
MONTEVERDI, C.: Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Il) (Glyndebourne, 1973) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (Schwetzingen Festival, 1988) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (Schwetzingen Festival, 1988) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
ROSSINI, G.: Barbiere di Siviglia (Il) (Schwetzingen Festival, 1988) (PAL) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
VERDI EDITION (THE) (17-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
VERDI: Don Carlo (NTSC) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
WAGNER COLLECTION (THE) - Lohengrin / Tannhauser / Rienzi (6 DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
WAGNER EDITION (The) (25-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Hollander (Der) (DNO, 2010) (Blu-ray, HD) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Fliegende Hollander (Der) (DNO, 2010) (NTSC) Opus Arte
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Lohengrin (Vienna State Opera, 1990) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1993) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 1993) (Blu-ray, HD) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
WAGNER, R.: Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 1993) (PAL) TDKDVD
Opera DVD
WAGNER: Lohengrin (PAL) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD

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