Jolyon’s time at the Studio is generously supported by a Glyndebourne New Generation Programme Young Artist Development Award.
British baritone Jolyon Loy is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival’s Atelier Lyrique and a graduate of the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he studied with Scott Johnson. He began his operatic training at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Philip Doghan, subsequently training with Robert Dean. Previous to this Jolyon read French & Italian at Magdalen College, Oxford University, where he sang, recorded and toured internationally with Magdalen College Choir. He began singing as a chorister & choral scholar at Worcester Cathedral.
Recent highlights include the final rounds of the 39th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 2020 in Latvia, 2nd Prize & the Bayreuth Festival Award at the 2019 Wagner Society Singing Competition, Apollo in John Eccles' Semele with the Academy of Ancient Music, recorded on AAM Records, Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Stimme der Wächter Die Frau ohne Schatten under Valery Gergiev and First Priest/Second Armed Man Die Zauberflöte under Stanislav Kochanovsky at the 2019 Verbier Festival.
Other opera roles include Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Figaro Le nozze di Figaro, and Owen Hart in the UK staged premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Schaunard La bohème (Clonter Opera), Count Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro (Berlin Opera Festival), Sonora La fanciulla del West (Wexford Festival Opera), Lesbo Agrippina and Christian Weiss The Great Passion (Dartington International Festival), Thésée Hippolyte et Aricie and Polyphemus Acis and Galatea (Woodhouse Opera), Papageno The Magic Flute (HGO), Osman/Huascar Les Indes Galantes (Benslow Music), Marchese d’Obigny La traviata (Opera Lyrica), Bobinot The Storm (Helios Collective/ENO), and Ronald in the world premiere of The Life to Come by Louis Mander with libretto by Stephen Fry (Surrey Opera).
Jolyon is a former member of the chorus at Glyndebourne Festival Opera & Opera Holland Park.
Jolyon is supported by a Richard Van Allan Award.
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14 October 2020
2020/21 Young Artists Jolyon Loy (baritone) and Aeron Preston (Piano) perform 'Treue Liebe dauert lange' (Die Schöne Magelone) by Brahms.
14 October 2020
2020/21 Young Artists Jolyon Loy (baritone) and Aeron Preston (Piano) perform 'Ein junger Dichter denkt an die Geliebte', by J. Marx