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Luci Briginshaw

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

British

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German, French

Opera

Fennimore
Der Silbersee (Kurt Weill)
English Touring Opera
2019
Konstanze
The Abduction from the Seraglio (Mozart)
English Touring Opera
2019
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

Various Solo roles
Vehicles (Martyn Harry)
Operasonic
2020
Soprano Soloist - Various Roles
Paradise Planet (Alex Groves)
English Touring Opera
2019
Iris
The Prometheus Revolution (Keith Burstein)
Fulham Opera
2018
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)

Competitions

Second Prize and Audience Prize - Opera: By Voice Alone (2019)

'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)

Soprano Luci Briginshaw was awarded the Audience Prize as well as taking Second Prize at the inaugural 'Opera: By Voice Alone' Competition 2019. Educated at King’s College London with a degree in Music (with Italian), Luci went on to gain a Distinction for the LRSM in Singing Performance.

This Autumn, Luci will play the role of Fennimore in Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee and cover Konstanze in Mozart's The Seraglio for English Touring Opera.

Other recent operatic roles include: title role in Patience (ETO), Iris The Prometheus Revolution (Grimeborn), cover Matilde Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra (ETO), The Queen The Magic Flute (OperaUpClose), Adele Die Fledermaus (Fulham Opera), Mimì La Bohème (Opera Loki), Die Königin der Nacht Die Zauberflöte (Pavilion Opera), Donna Anna Don Giovanni (HGO), Gilda Rigoletto (Opera Loki), Leila The Pearl Fishers (Opera South East) and Violetta La Traviata (Opera Loki).

Luci loves opera for children and has twice been involved in ETO's education projects, touring to schools across the country with Paradise Planet (2019) and Laika the Spacedog (2016). In 2013 she created the role of The Grandma in Mario Ferraro's Ahayiuta and the Cloud Eater and following her 2012 roles in Martyn Harry's My Mother Told Me Not To Stare, in 2020 Luci will play several roles in his new opera for children, Vehicles.

Recent concert engagements include: Mozart Requiem at St Martin in the Fields with the NLSO, Poulenc Gloria and Brahms Requiem with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and Verdi Requiem at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Luci is also planning a commercial recording of a Peter Warlock song album, with pianist Eleanor Meynell.

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