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Martin Lloyd -Evans

Currently Resident Producer on the Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s world-renowned Opera Course, Martin Lloyd-Evans combines a career as one of the most experienced mentors of young opera singers in the world, with an international career as an opera and theatre director. 

Martin’s work at the Guildhall School involves overseeing all the drama training, directing each new group of singers’ first scenes performance project and directing at least one other fully-staged opera production each year. These have included many of the School’s most prestigious and ambitious productions, including the world premiere of Julian Philips’ The Tale of Januarie, as well as, among many others, A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Barbican, Jonathan Dove’s The Adventures of Pinocchio, Capriccio, La Vie Parisienne, and the UK premieres of Dove’s The Little Green Swallow, and Argento’s The Aspern Papers, which was nominated for an RPS Award. Having also directed several productions for British Youth Opera and Clonter Opera, Martin also works regularly as a guest coach and teacher for The Royal Opera House, British Youth Opera, Clonter Opera and Samling Foundation.

Outside of his work with young singers, Martin’s opera credits include a huge range of productions for Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, Mid Wales Opera, Classical Opera Company at Sadlers Wells and Buxton Festival, Penang State Festival and Operosa in Bulgaria and Montenegro. A particularly respected exponent of new repertoire, his premiere production of On London Fields for HMDT won an RPS award, and he also directed the premiere of Spirit Child for Lontano. Martin has enjoyed a particularly close working relationship with the distinguished UK composer, Jonathan Dove, whose Mansfield Park he directs for The Grange Festival in September 2017.  In addition, Martin’s theatre credits include The Russian Doctor at Mass MoCa, The Articulate Hand at the Wellcome Trust and TEDMED, Wallace and Gromit:Alive on Stage on tour and in the West End.