American soprano Lydia Brotherton is a graduate of Boston University (M.Mus. in Voice) and Brown University (B.A. in Music). Shortly following her degrees, she was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Performing Arts Grant for study in Switzerland. As an active performer of new music, Lydia has recently premiered soprano roles in several new and contemporary operatic works, including two roles in RE:igen (Lang) in a production from the Schwetzingen Festspiele at the NODO Festival in Ostrava, Die Verwandlung/Die Blinden (Dittrich) in the Werkstatt of the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, and Votre Faust (Pousseur) at Theater Basel. Recent oratorio and concert performances include Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium with Ensemble Resonanz, a new work by Fabian Russ with the Deutsche Kammerorchester, Haydns Die Schöpfung under Graham Ross, Johannes-Passion at the Aldeburgh Easter Festival, and h-moll Messe under Sigiswald Kuijken. With the Boston Early Music Festival, Lydia has appeared in Orphée, La Couronne de Fleurs,and Actéon (Charpentier) as well as on recordings for CPO, the most recent release of which won a GRAMMY Award and an ECHO Klassik Prize.