British baritone Jolyon Loy studies at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, supported by The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Trust, The Perry Foundation, The Elmley Foundation, The South Square Trust & a Sybil Tutton Award from Help Musicians UK. He is a Masters graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and read French & Italian at Magdalen College, Oxford University where he sang with the chapel choir. He began his singing career as a chorister & choral scholar at Worcester Cathedral.


A graduate of the Verbier Festival’s Atelier Lyrique, Jolyon has appeared as Erster Preister/Zweiter geharnischeter Mann in Die Zauberflöte under Stanislav Kochanovsky and Wächter in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten under Valery Gergiev. Previous appearances have included Sonora La Fanciulla del West for Wexford Festival Opera, Ghost of Samuel Saul under Laurence Cummings & Lesbo Agrippina at the Dartington International Festival, Schaunard La Bohème for Clonter Opera, Conte Almaviva/Figaro Le nozze di Figaro at the Berlin Opera Festival and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Papageno The Magic Flute for Hampstead Garden Opera, Giove La Calisto, Thésée Hippolyte et Aricie, Osman/Huascar Les Indes Galantes, Marchese d’Obigny La Traviata, Aeneas Dido & Aeneas, Marco Gianni Schicchi, and Owen Hart in the UK staged premiere of Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. In 2019/20 Jolyon will appear as Tarquinius The Rape of Lucretia at the RCS, Leone Tamerlano with Cambridge Handel Opera, and Apollo in John Eccles' Semele with the Academy of Ancient Music, to be recorded on AAM Records.

On the concert and recital platforms Jolyon has appeared as a soloist at the Verbier Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, the Dartington International Festival, Snape Maltings, Glasgow’s City Halls and numerous other festivals across the UK. Performances have included Valens Theodora under Christian Curnyn as part of the Britten Pears Young Artist Program, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Finzi Lo, the Full Final Sacrifice, Handel Dixit Dominus, Bach St Matthew Passion, Bach St John Passion, Dvorak Te Deum, Schubert Mass in G, Britten Cantata Misericordium, J.C. Bach Magnificat, Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Puccini Messa di Gloria & Bach B Minor Mass. In December he appears as the bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Adrian Lucas at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall.

Jolyon has participated in masterclasses at the Verbier Festival, the London Song Festival, the Oxford Lieder Festival and as a Britten Pears Young Artist with Bryan Hymel, Thomas Hampson, Thomas Quasthoff, Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, Felicity Lott, Barbara Frittoli, Sarah Walker, Hilary Summers, Gianni Maffeo, Mark Stone & Philippe Herreweghe. He is the grateful recipient of awards and scholarships from The Mario Lanza Foundation, The Josephine Baker Trust, The Trevor Osborne Trust, The D'Oyly Carte Trust, The Dartington Hall Trust, The Cedar Trust, Kate Sokoloff, Il Circolo Italian Cultural Association, The Denne Gilkes Memorial Fund and the Berlin Opera Academy.

Piano: Kristina Yorgova / April 2019

Piano: Kristina Yorgova / April 2019


  • Handel: Saul (Ghost of Samuel); Theodora (Valens); Dixit Dominus

  • Runcie: The Great Passion (Christian Weiss)

  • Bach J.S.: St Matthew Passion; St John Passion; B Minor Mass; BWV 61& 65

  • Bach J.C.: Magnificat

  • Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes

  • Britten: Cantata Misericordium; Rejoice in the Lamb

  • Dvorak: Te Deum

  • Finzi: Lo, the Full, Final Sacrifice

  • Walton: Chichester Service

  • Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

  • Puccini: Messa di Gloria

  • Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

  • Schubert: Mass in G

  • Williams: 5 Mystical Songs


  • Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro/Count Almaviva);
    Die Zauberflöte (Papageno/1st Priest/2nd Armed Man);
    Così fan tutte* (Guglielmo)

  • Handel: Agrippina (Lesbo)

  • Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (Sonora);
    La Bohème (Schaunard); Gianni Schicchi (Marco)

  • Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (Thésée);
    Les Indes Galantes (Osman/Huascar)

  • Cavalli: La Calisto (Giove)

  • Verdi: La Traviata (Marquis d’Obigny)

  • Heggie: Dead Man Walking (Owen Hart)

  • Strauss: Die Frau ohne Schatten (Wächter)

  • Purcell: Dido & Aeneas (Aeneas)

  • Britten: Owen Wingrave* (Owen Wingrave)

  • Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segreto* (Count Robinson)

  • Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin* (Onegin)

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