Biography

‘Ashlyn Tymms provided glamour and a voice with colour and depth…’ 

Financial Times, London, March 2017

Ashlyn is the proud recipient of the Outstanding Australian Musician Award from the Royal Over-Seas League and the Tait Louise Worthington Award, Tait Memorial Trust, London. Other awards include: the Basil Coleman Award; Sylvia Harris Award; Ian Potter Cultural Trust; and the PPCA Performers Trust. Ashlyn graduated as an HF Music Scholar at the Royal College of Music, Master of Performance with Distinction.

 

Ashlyn will perform as FLORA in La Traviata as well as LADY IN WAITING  in Verdi’s Macbeth in the West Australia Opera 2019 season. Ashlyn made her debut with WAO earlier this year in the roles of MRS. PÁSKOVA and LAPÁK in a production of The Cunning Little Vixen directed by Stuart Maunder. She is now regularly performing concert engagements for the company, including Opera in the Pinnacles, Opera in the Quarry and Opera in The Valley of The Giants. In September this year Ashlyn sang the role of DIANA in Lost and Found Opera’s production of Actéon, conducted by Chris van Tuinen.

 

In 2017 Ashlyn performed as ROSIMONDA in Handel’s Faramondo at the London Handel Festival conducted by Laurence Cummings. Other performed operatic roles include: LA MARCHANDE DE JOURNAL (Les Mamelles de Tirésias); EURIDICE (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo); DIDO (Dido and Aeneas); EURYDICE (Orpheus in the Underworld); and BERENICE (Rossini’s L’occasione fa il ladro). Contemporary operas performed include: Philip Glass & Robert Moran’s The Juniper Tree; The Cockatoos; and the role of JUDITH in The Two Sisters, produced by Tête à Tête, London.  

 

Ashlyn has performed extensively throughout Australia, the UK and Asia, recently touring with the London Cello Orchestra to South Korea. She had the honour of singing Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of John Wilson at a performance at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Other concert repertoire includes: Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Nisi Dominusand Messiah; C. P. E. Bach’s Magnificat; J. S. Bach’s Cantata No.78; Charpentier’s Te Deum; Dvorak’s Stabat Mater; and Heinichen’sMissa No.9.

 

Ashlyn was the winner of the 2015 Joan Carden Award, which is sponsored by the Sydney University Graduate Choir. She has since performed with the Choir on numerous occasions, most recently in a performance of Christopher Bowen’s An Australian War Requiem and Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle.

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