This collection documents Lloyd's career as an opera singer, music educator, and arts administrator, including his time spent with the New York City Opera. It also documents many of the memorial services following his death in 2013.
David Lloyd was an American lyric tenor, arts administrator, and teacher. Lloyd was born in 1920 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a bachelor's degree from the Minneapolis College of Music before attending the Curtis Institute, where he studied with baritone Richard Bonelli. During World War II, he served as a pilot for the Navy. Lloyd's operatic debut was in 1950 with the City Opera in New York, as David in Wagner's Die Meistersinger. He sang in varied productions, from Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio to Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Of the most significant of Lloyd's many notable productions is his performance in the American premiere of Britten's Albert Herring in 1949 under the baton of Boris Goldovsky. Lloyd enjoyed not only performances in the United States, but also abroad; he sang at both the Edinburgh Festival and Glyndebourne. Apart from performing, he also directed the Lake George Opera Festival and the Julliard School American Opera Center. He has recorded with both Bernstein and Koussevitzky.