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Luci Briginshaw

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French

Opera

Matilde
Elisabetta (Rossini)
English Touring Opera
2019
Queen of the Night
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Opera UpClose
2018
Adele
Die Fledermaus (in English) (Strauss, J)
Fulham Opera
2016
Zerlina
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2016
Priestess
Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck)
English Touring Opera
2016
Donna Anna
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Hampstead Garden Opera
2015
Mimi​
La Bohème (Puccini)
Opera Loki
2015
Die Konigin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Pavilion Opera
2015
Gilda
Rigoletto (Verdi)
Opera Loki
2014
Leila
The Pearl Fishers (Bizet)
Opera South East
2013
Die Konigin der Nacht
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Opera Minima
2013
Violetta
La Traviata (Verdi)
Opera Loki
2013
Clorinda
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Brent Opera
2012
Adele
Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)
Brent Opera
2011
Queen of the Night
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Mantissa Opera
2011

Operetta/G&S

Patience
Patience (Sullivan)
English Touring Opera
2017

Contemporary Opera

Soprano Soloist - Various Roles
Paradise Planet (Alex Groves)
English Touring Opera
2019
Iris
The Prometheus Revolution (Keith Burstein)
Fulham Opera
2018
Various Solo roles
Vehicles (Martyn Harry)
Action Transport Theatre
2019
Soprano Lead
Laika the Spacedog (Russell Hepplewhite)
English Touring Opera
2016
Grandma
Ahayiuta and the Cloud Eater (Mario Ferraro)
Independent
2013
The Nurse
My Mother Told Me Not To Stare (Martyn Harry)
Hullaballoo Theatre
2012

Chorus

Chorus
Macbeth (Verdi)
English Touring Opera
2019
Chorus
Idomeneo (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2019
Chorus
Tosca (Puccini)
English Touring Opera
2017
Chorus
Pia di Tolomei (Donizetti)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
Iphigénie en Tauride (Gluck)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2016
Chorus
Vert Vert (Offenbach)
Garsington Opera
2014

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

'Noch glaub' ich'...Zerbinetta's Monologue - Strauss (Ariadne auf Naxos) - live performance Nov 2016

Winterweihe - Richard Strauss (op. 48) - live performance November 2016

Clorinda 2012

La Boheme, 2015

La Traviata 2013

My Mother told me not to stare, June 2012

Pearl Fishers April 2013.

English Touring Opera Bursary (2017)

'Our two leading sopranos each feel superbly suited to this score, and to the space...Luci Briginshaw's natural, appealing Adele regularly brings energy and joy to the stage, sung with thrilling fullness (and delightful petulance where appropriate).' Review of Fulham Opera's Die Fledermaus, St John's Church, November 2016. https://operissimawhispers.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/batman-robbing-johann-strauss-die-fledermaus-fulham-opera/ (2016)

'Luci Briginshaw's superb Donna Anna is one of the evening's main highlights, thrillingly well sung and beautifully acted' Review of HGO's Don Giovanni, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, November 2015. https://bachtrack.com/review-don-giovanni-hampstead-garden-opera-november-2015 (2015)

"Luci Briginshaw....revolutionised Gilda from "Gualtier Maldè! …Caro nome" onwards, giving a performance of heartbreaking softness, innocence and sincerity fuelled by singing which grew ever more fabulous as the night drew on." Review of Opera Loki's Rigoletto, Wimbledon Studios, August 2014. http://bachtrack.com/review-rigoletto-opera-loki-september-2014 (2014)

"As for the wonderful singing of the Queen of the Night! Her arias are the reason many love this opera, and Luci Briginshaw did not disappoint." Harborough Mail review of Opera Minima's Magic Flute, UK midlands tour, November 2013. http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-culture/a-fun-magical-fairytale-staged-in-a-grand-setting-1-5670985 (2013)

"The show's shining light was the gorgeous Luci Briginshaw. She glowed with talent throughout, and it was quite possibly her imaginative, daring, earthly performance that drew expression from her co-workers. She owned the stage, her aching love for Alfredo penetrating the audience, and expressing herself with such beauty that she provoked several murmured 'wow's from the front row." Review of Opera Loki's La Traviata, Upstairs at the Gatehouse, September 2013. http://www.fringeopera.com/2013/09/14/review-opera-lokis-la-traviata-upstairs-at-the-gatehouse/ (2013)

Luci Briginshaw studied Music and Italian at King's College London, gaining a distinction for her final recital, and winning the Adam Prize for the highest recital mark of the year. She went on to gain the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction.

Future opera engagements include covering and playing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience for ETO (Spring 2017), The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute for OperaUpClose at Soho Theatre and UK tour, and several roles in Vehicles by Martyn Harry, a brand new children's opera, which will tour the UK during 2018.

Other recent roles include: Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Fulham Opera, covering Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for ETO, Mimì (La Bohème) for Opera Loki, Die Königin der Nacht and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) for Pavilion Opera, and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Hampstead Garden Opera, which was nominated for an Off-West End Award. In 2014, Luci toured as Gilda in Opera Loki's Rigoletto and also joined the chorus of Garsington Opera for their production of Offenbach's Vert Vert. In 2013, she played Leila in Opera South East's production of The Pearl Fishers, Violetta for Opera Loki's La Traviata and The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute for Opera Minima.

Luci has a keen interest in contemporary children's opera: in 2012 she toured nationally with an original production of Martyn Harry's My Mother Told Me Not To Stare, for which she was principal pianist as well as playing two singing roles. In 2013 she gave three performances as The Grandma in the world premiere of Mario Ferraro's children's opera, Ahayiuta and the Cloud Eater, and in 2016 she toured as Yelena/Sofiya/Anya for ETO Education's production of Laika the Spacedog in more than twenty schools, community centres and theatre spaces throughout the UK. In 2018 she will again be using her piano skills, alongside singing, in Martyn Harry's Vehicles.

Luci has worked regularly with The Medici Singers/Brandenburg Sinfonia and has recently appeared as their soprano soloist for Mozart C Minor Mass, Bach B Minor Mass and Brahms Requiem, as well as Beethoven's Mass in C with the Orchestra of St Johns at Dorchester Abbey, Carl Rütti's Requiem with the Bournemouth Sinfonia at Wimborne Abbey, and the Requiems of Verdi and Brahms at Reading Minster.

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