Welsh soprano Lisa Dafydd is currently a Masters student at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of her tutors, Mary Nelson and Iain Ledingham. Roles and scenes performed include Sophie in Werther, Nannetta in Falstaff, Dalinda in Ariodante, Second Niece in Peter Grimes, Norina in Don Pasquale (RAM Scenes), Siwan in the world premiere of Gelert by Paul Mealor (North Wales International Music Festival), and Pepík/Frog in The Cunning Little Vixen (RNCM).
Lisa recently made her debut as a soloist with the London Sinfonietta under the baton of Martyn Brabbins, performing Fields of Sorrow by Harrison Birtwistle at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. She has also worked alongside the soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan, performing Delage’s Quatre poèmes hindous.
In the most recent National Eisteddfod of Wales, Lisa was awarded the highly prestigious Osborne Roberts Blue Riband Memorial Award and the Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship for the most promising soprano. As part of her prize, she will be travelling to the USA this summer to sing in the North American Festival of Wales.