Lydia is a Manchester-based, classically trained soprano who trained at the Royal Northern College of Music under the guidance of Sandra Dugdale until 2019. Most recently Lydia has recorded the 'Hiraeth' album with the Apex Singers, with whom she opened the International Irish A Capella Festival alongside Apollo 5 in the summer of 2019.
Interested in contemporary performance, she took on her first operatic role in 2019 at the RNCM as the Child in the premiere of Eldad Diamant's new opera 5Stones. Amongst other engagements Lydia has also been the soloist in the RNCM Chamber Choir's 'I Hear the Rain' concert, alto soloist in Beethoven's 9th symphony on MUMS' tour in Ireland, and soprano soloist in Schubert's Mass in G with the Camerata Players.
Since moving to Manchester Lydia has quickly become a member of half a dozen professional chamber choirs, and as a result has worked with Welsh National Opera, the BBC Phil, and the RLPO. She has also enjoyed recording albums for Decca, Prima Facie and Naxos with Kantos Chamber Choir.