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The English bass Robert Lloyd began his career in 1969 at Sadler’s Wells Opera (now known as English National Opera) before moving to the Royal Opera House in 1972, where he has performed over 60 different works to date, including the great bass roles of Mozart, Verdi, and Wagner. One of his signature roles is Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, which he first performed at Covent Garden in 1983 in the production by Andrei Tarkovsky. Lloyd has appeared some 200 times at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and has also made guest appearances at La Scala in Milan, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Opéra national de Paris, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dutch National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and San Francisco Opera. In 1991 he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Robert Lloyd, who is the founding president of the British Youth Opera and former chairman of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, is an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.