Luci Briginshaw has this year been awarded the Audience Prize and Second Prize at the inaugural Opera: By Voice Alone Competition.
Her roles for 2019 are Fennimore in Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee, cover Konstanze in Mozart's The Seraglio, and cover Matilde in Rossini's Elisabetta, all for English Touring Opera. In support of her roles with ETO Luci was asked to sing live on BBC Radio 3 in October 2019.
In 2018 Luci played Iris in the world premiere of Keith Burstein's The Prometheus Revolution for Grimeborn Festival, and The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute for OperaUpClose at the Soho Theatre, London.
Other recent operatic roles include: title role in Patience (ETO), Adele Die Fledermaus (Fulham Opera), cover Zerlina Don Giovanni (ETO), 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 has a passion for contemporary children's opera and in 2019 toured the UK as soloist with ETO's education project, Paradise Planet. In 2013 she created the role of The Grandma in Mario Ferraro's Ahayiuta and the Cloud Eater and in 2016 toured with ETO's Laika the Spacedog. Following her 2012 roles in Martyn Harry's My Mother Told Me Not To Stare, in 2020 Luci will once again tour nationally with several roles in his new time-travelling opera for children, Vehicles.
Recent and forthcoming concert engagements include: Mozart Requiem at St Martin in the Fields with the NLSO, Vierne Les Angelus with Bath Choral Society, Poulenc Gloria, Mendelssohn Elijah and Brahms Requiem with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Orff Carmina Burana with Opus48 in Oxford and Verdi Requiem at Cheltenham Town Hall.
She is also planning a commercial release of Peter Warlock songs, with her brilliant pianist cousin, Eleanor Meynell.
Luci studied Music (with Italian) at King's College London, performing as both pianist and singer, and went on to gain the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with distinction in Singing Performance.
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