LYNTON ATKINSON - Tenor     web site


Lynton received his early musical training under George Guest while at Cambridge University and studied with David Mason and Gita Denise. He won the Richard Tauber Competition, and was a prizewinner in the Alfredo Kraus International Singing Competition.
Lynton's concert career has taken him to many major centres and European Festivals with such conductors as Sir Neville Marriner, Libor Pesek, Helmut Rilling and Gustav Sjökvist. He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Virgin Classics, Meridian, Telarc, BBC TV and Radio and Channel 4 with conductors including Richard Hickox, Rene Jacobs and Richard Bonynge.
In 1990 Lynton made his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he became a contract artist.

Since then he has sung the principal roles in L'Elisir d'Amore, La Traviata, Pearl Fishers, Don Giovanni, Zauberflöte, Entführung, and The Merry Widow, throughout the UK and Europe, including Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Berlin, Turin, Trieste, Boston, Dublin and Maastricht. He sang Tamino in the highly successful 'Zauberflöte im Zirkus' in Berlin.

Concerts include Haydn's The Seasons in the Stresa Festival with the Freiburg Bach Orchestra, and the Christmas Oratorio in Oslo for Norwegian Radio, Bach's Matthew Passion in Stockholm and Frankfurt, Britten's St Nicholas in Berlin's Konzerthaus, and Verdi's Requiem with the Brighton Festival Chorus and also the Harrogate Choral Society.
Lynton appears regularly in Sweden, and sang there on New Years Day 2000. Other recent engagements have included concerts in the Three Choirs Festival, his debut with the Bach Choir in the Royal Festival Hall, Bach's B Minor Mass and Mozart's Requiem with the Israel Camerata, and performances in the new concert halls of Oviedo and Bilbao. He has recorded Entführung with Sir Charles Mackerras together with a documentary film of the opera set in Istanbul and directed by Elijah Moshinsky. This was shown on BBC television in December 2000. He performs regularly in the USA, notably in Monteverdi's Orfeo and Il Ritorno d'Ulisse with Boston Baroque. 2004 saw his acclaimed debuts in the Tanglewood and Ravinia festivals as well as the new Disney Hall in Los Angeles.

Lynton is in great demand as a singing teacher and vocal coach, drawing on both his experience as a performer and also his pianistic abilities. Amongst his pupils are professional singers, aspiring professionals and enthusiastic amateur singers of all ages and abilities.


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