Lynton Atkinson

Professorial Staff - Voice

Music

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Greenwich
London
SE10 9JF

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Email: l.atkinson@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Biography

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 Gawain, became a contract principal artist. Since then he has sung the principal roles in L'elisir d'amore, La traviata, The Pearl Fishers, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, 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 National Symphony Orchestra in Milan, and Claudio Monteverdi's Vespers in venues such 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's Orfeo and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with Boston Baroque to critical acclaim. He sang Edward Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius and The Apostles with the Bonn Symphony Orchestra and Joseph Haydn's The Seasons in the Stresa Festival. With René Jacobs, Lynton performed the St. Matthew Passion and sang Benjamin 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 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Qualifications and Educational Background 

Lynton received his early musical training under George Guest in the choir of St. John's College Cambridge. Having graduated in Music, he continued his vocal studies with David Mason and Gita Denise.

Teaching Experience

Lynton teaches singing at Winchester College and Trinity Laban in addition to his busy private teaching practice.

Creative Outputs

In his solo recordings for Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Meridian, Telarc, BBC TV and Radio, Channel 4 and Classic FM he has appeared with artists such as Dame Janet Baker, José Carreras, Richard Bonynge, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Edward Downes, Richard Hickox, René Jacobs, and the King's Consort. He has recorded works by composers including Respighi, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Strauss, Verdi, and Lehár. Lynton has been a regular guest soloist in broadcasts with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

With Sir Charles Mackerras he recorded Entführung, a production by Elijah Moshinsky filmed in Istanbul and available on a BBC DVD.

Awards

Lynton won the Richard Tauber Competition, which enabled him to study in Vienna with Anton Dermota, and was a prizewinner in the Alfredo Kraus International Singing Competition.