Lydia Teuscher was born in Freiburg, Germany and studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim. Early appearances included the Göttingen Handel Festival, the Stadttheater Heidelberg and the Nationaltheater Mannheim.
On the concert platform she has sung with Graham Johnson in recital in London, Cologne and Antwerp; with the Bachakademie Stuttgart/Helmuth Rilling, at the Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Kammer-musikfestival Schloss Moritzburg, the Hamburg Camerata, the Barockorchester L’Arco, the Fronteras Festival London and The Sao Paolo Roberto Monczuk Festival. She has appeared with the Hanover Band in Brighton and London, with the Gürzenich Orchester, Cologne/Markus Stenz, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir Roger Norrington, with Double Bande /René Jacobs (with whom she has also recorded Telemann’s Brockes Messe), with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London and on tour in Korea and Japan, and with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich/David Zinman. She has toured Canada with Bernard Labadie, and toured Europe with Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque.
Recent concert engagements include J.C Bach’s Lucio Silla with Ivor Bolton for the Salzburg Mozartwoche, Haydn’s Paukenmesse with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Labadie, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen, and Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo with Le Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm. Engagements this season include a tour of Vivaldi and Bach Magnficats with Il Giardino Armonico, concerts with the San Francisco Symphony, St Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Labadie.
She was a resident artist at the Semperoper/Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden, where her roles included Pamina, Susanna, Aennchen, Valencienne and Gretel. She has since appeared with the Bavarian State Opera as Pamina and as Ighino in the new production of Palestrina; at the Glyndebourne Festival as Gretel, Susanna and Cherubino; at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and the Salzburg Mozartwoche with René Jacobs; at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin as Pamina; and most recently at the Saito Kinen Festival with Seiji Ozawa as Cherubino.