Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts was born in Wales and read music at Lancaster University before studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Barbara Robotham., where he received awards from the Wolfson Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and the Peter Moores Foundation.
Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts’ concert repertoire covers most major oratorios and choral works ranging from Bach to Birtwistle. Performances have included Martinu’s Epic of Gilgamesh with the CBSO under Sir Simon Rattle, Korngold’s Ring of Polycrates, Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings in Denmark, The Death of Klinghoffer with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Britten War Requiem in Belgrade with Stephen Barlow; Psalmus Hungaricus and Berlioz’s Te Deum with The Huddersfield Choral Society, Bartok’s Cantata Profana with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and David Robertson, Beethoven Symphony No 9 at the Barbican, Elgar Dream of Gerontius with the BBC Philharmonic under Sinaisky, Mahler Das Lied von der Erde for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur with Matthias Bamert, Berlioz Grande Messe de Morts at the Cheltenham Festival, Birtwistle The Last Supper with the London Sinfonietta in Milan and Turin, and the title role in concert performances of Oedipus Rex in 2007 and Fatty Mahagonny in 2008 both at the Edinburgh International Festival. He appears regularly at the BBC Proms festival having made his debut in 1997 in performances of Weill Seven Deadly Sins and the Mahagonny Songspiel. His most recent Proms appearances were for the UK premiere of Birtwistle Angel Fighter, the world premiere of which he had given earlier in the year and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Operatic performances have included Max / Der Freischütz in Zwingenberg, Florestan / Fidelio, Don José / Carmen and Macduff / Macbeth for English Touring Opera; Le Comte de Nangis / Le Roi Malgré Lui, Enrico / Aroldo for Chelsea Opera Group; Lawyer / Punch and Judy Music Theatre Wales and in Porto, Henri Smith / Bizet The Fair Maid of Perth for Buxton Festival; Janek / The Makropulos Case and Don Basilio / The Marriage of Figaro for Welsh National Opera, Tichon / Katya Kabanova and Paolo for Opera Holland Park. He has appeared regularly for Grange Park Opera where roles have included Husband / The Breasts of Tiresias, Peter Quint / The Turn of the Screw, Lenski / Eugene Onegin, Yuri / The Enchantress (Tchaikovsky), Nicias / Thaïs, Alexei in The Gambler, The Prince in Rusalka, Tchekalinsky/Queen of Spades, and Erik/Die Fliegende Holländer (in concert) and also appears regularly for Opera North where he has sung the title role of Peter Grimes (which won the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award for 2006 and Best Opera at the 2007 South Bank Awards) Hermann/Queen of Spades, Kuzmich and Morozov/From the House of the Dead, Andres / Wozzeck, Matteo / Arabella, Laca / Jenufa, Rodolfo / La bohème, Paolo / Francesca da Rimini, Jenik / The Bartered Bride, Herod / Salome (in concert), Kurt Weill’s Love Life and One Touch of Venus (also at the Ravenna Festival in Italy) and The Adventures of Mr Broucek which he also performed for Scottish Opera. For English National Opera he has sung Alwa Lulu, for the Royal Opera House Gherardo / Gianni Schicchi, Rash Gambler / The Gambler and Trucker / Anna Nicole and Florestan / Fidelio in concert for London Lyric Opera, Andres for Birmingham Opera Company; Judas / The Last Supper with Glyndebourne Festival Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. He made his début in Salzburg in 2010 singing Erik / Die fliegende Höllander.
Recent and future engagements include Police Officer / Julietta and The Prince, the Manservant and the Marquis in Lulu at ENO, Thais in concert for Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos in Lisbon, Arthur in Birtwistle’s Gawain at the Salzburg Festival as well as a concert performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bill in Flight for Opera Holland Park, Monsieur Triquet / Eugene Onegin for Grange Park Opera and West Green Opera, Billy Budd with Glyndebourne on tour to the US, a return to Opera North in the title role of Peter Grimes, the Mayor / Albert Herring for the Buxton Festival, tenor 2 in the new Eötvös opera, The Golden Dragon , for Music Theatre Wales, Polonius / Hamlet for Glyndebourne on Tour and in a concert performance at the Concergebouw, The Ringmaster / The Bartered Bride for Garsington Opera, The Drunk Prisoner / From the House of the Dead for La Monnaie, Brussels, Opéra National de Lyon and Covent Garden as well as a new production of Mahagonny and a revival of Anna Nicole at Covent Garden. Concert performances include Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with Cambridge University Music Society, Haydn Nelson Mass with the City of London Choir, Stravinsky Threni with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Aegisth / Elektra in a concert performance with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Andrew in Birtwistle’s The Last Supper with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.