7th to 23rd July 2017

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Lucy Schaufer

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Lucy has been described as ‘the go-to gal in contemporary opera’, a lauded performer of composers as diverse as Adams, Birtwistle, Knussen, Dove, Benjamin, Corigliano, Weir and Heggie. Recent engagements: John Wilson Orchestra at the BBC Proms – Bernstein: Stage and Screen (BBC Radio3/ BBC4); Los Angeles Opera: Susanna The Ghosts of Versailles (CD/Pentatone), Berta The Barber of Seville, Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro; Opera Holland Park: Old Woman Flight; Central City Opera: Aldonza Man of La Mancha; The Florentine Opera: Madeline Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers. This season’s world premieres: Mark Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus (The Dallas Opera/ DVD Pentatone), ‘Cross Currents’, a new song cycle inspired by Berio’s Folk Songs and composed by 11 composers for Lucy and BCMG, and for the Royal Opera House, Phillip Venables/ Sarah Kane 4.48 Psychosis. Upcoming engagements include: Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro (Opera Company Philadelphia), Ruth The Pirates of Penzance (English National Opera), Mrs Jones Street Scene, Kitty Hart Dead Man Walking (Teatro Real Madrid). Lucy’s first solo recording, Carpentersville, co-produced with ABC Classics, was the Editor’s Choice in Classical Music Magazine.

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