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Mozart's Constanze
West Green Opera

July 2023 

 

"Constanze is played by Luci Briginshaw with enthralling elegance and a passionate empathy for her character. [In] Solfeggio K393, scales and arpeggios are developed with such serene concision and clarity as you could hope to hear. [In Der Hölle Rache] Briginshaw remarkably handles the acrobatic arpeggios and those infamous stratospheric top F6’s with untrammelled ease. Vorrei spiegarvi is an outpouring of grief and the difficulty of its expression. The purity of her delivery is enormously affecting. Luci Briginshaw tirelessly delivers all with equal flair.

Mark Aspen - Mark Aspen Reviews

Il Viaggio a Reims
(Contessa di Folleville)
English TouringOpera

March 2023 

 

"Luci Briginshaw manages (somehow?) to induce some sympathy for the Contessa di Folleville, whose aria to her lost luggage is imbued with both musical beauty and inappropriate pathos – it feels wonderfully Mozartian."

Claire Seymour - Opera Today

Il Viaggio a Reims
(Contessa di Folleville)
English TouringOpera

March 2023 

 

"Briginshaw made the most of her delightful large-scale aria, a lovely send-up by Rossini and his librettist of the opera seria form, a grand aria about a trivial subject."

Robert Hugill - Planet Hugill

Die Tote Stadt
(Marietta)
Longborough Festival Opera

June 2022 

 

"It says something about the quality of singers available to Longborough that the “stand-in” performers are of exceptional calibre. In this instance Ms Briginshaw was so brilliant in her supportive role that she got the biggest round of applause at the end of the show. Her vocal range and eloquence of articulation were impressive, and her impact on the audience was electrifying from the start."

Preston Witts - Stratford Herald

Die Tote Stadt
(Marietta)
Longborough Festival Opera

June 2022 

 

"Luci Briginshaw sang superbly." 

Mark Ronan, The Article

Die Ägyptische Helena (Aithra)
Fulham Opera

October 2021 

 

"The St Johns' acoustic...doesn't stop appreciation of...Luci Briginshaw's pearly-voiced sorceress" 

Geoff Brown, The Times

Die Ägyptische Helena (Aithra)
Fulham Opera

October 2021 

 

"There was no superficiality to the singing [and] one could hardly fail to think the vocal artistry on show here fit to grace more glamorous stages. Luci Briginshaw's Aithra enthralled and entranced, coloratura despatched not only with apparent ease but with definite yet properly ambiguous meaning." 

Mark Berry, Seen and Heard International

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera 

October 2019 

 

"The vocal highlight came from Luci Briginshaw's Fennimore, who dispensed the show's hit tune 'The Assassination of Caesar' with juicy tone and plenty of swagger." 

Ditlev Rindom, Opera Magazine, October 2019

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Rising above all - quite literally at the close when she delivered her aria of reconciliation - was Luci Briginshaw's Fennimore, whose sweet, light soprano perfectly captured the dream of liberation."

Claire Seymour, Opera Today

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Luci Briginshaw as Fennimore was the closest that the work comes to a heroine. She gets two major solos and a duet with Severin. Briginshaw managed to pull off the trick of singing with great ingenue insouciance, yet giving the music a real edge."

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Luci Briginshaw sings the hit number 'Ich bin eine arme Verwandte' with steely charm"

Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Luci Briginshaw...totally justifies bagging the evening's two best songs"

Peter Reed, Classical Source

Die Fledermaus (Adele) Fulham Opera  

November 2016

"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)."

Charlotte Valori, Operissima

La Boheme (Mimi)

Opera Loki  

October 2015

"Luci Briginshaw is a radiant Mimi - a soft glow ever present in her eyes, despite her pallid complexion and increasingly sickly posture. She's a deeply likeable character: her earnest self-expression and dignity still standing in her final hours, and Luci Briginshaw's voice reflects this admirably."

Francesca Wickers, Fringe Opera

La Traviata (Violetta)

Opera Loki

September 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."

Francesca Wickers, Fringe Opera

Il Viaggio a Reims
(Contessa di Folleville)
English TouringOpera

March 2023 

 

"Luci Briginshaw steals the show for her exuberant handling of Contessa di Folleville’s capricious vocal roulades"

Curtis Rogers -Classical Source

Il Viaggio a Reims
(Contessa di Folleville)
English TouringOpera

March 2023 

 

"Among a roster of singers too numerous to mention by name ... Luci Briginshaw’s high-wire vocalising as the Countess of Folleville and impossible self-dramatisation stand out."

Ron Simpson - The Reviews Hub

Il Viaggio a Reims
(Contessa di Folleville)
English TouringOpera

March 2023 

 

"Luci Briginshaw’s central performance (and she really could not do it better) ... feature[s] the type of Baroque vocal fireworks that need to be enjoyed free from too many distractions. This is because musically they are mesmerising, even when the joke is that the Contessa is this distressed over a relatively trivial issue."

Sam Smith - Music OMH

Die Tote Stadt
(Marietta)
Longborough Festival Opera

June 2022 

 

"What Longborough's cosy yet busy auditorium witnessed here was nothing less than the stuff of films, when a star is born.  Luci Briginshaw, sang from the side, [her] body-language, despite being music-stand bound, totally immersed in the spirit of the action." 

Christopher Morley, Midlands Music Reviews

Die Ägyptische Helena (Aithra)
Fulham Opera

October 2021 

 

"Luci Briginshaw brought alluring tonal substance as well as agility to Aithra." 

Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Magazine

December 2021

Die Ägyptische Helena (Aithra)
Fulham Opera

October 2021 

 

"Luci Briginshaw's Aithra [was] the most rounded performance of the evening...Briginshaw could sing the role anywhere in the world." 

David Nice, The Arts Desk

Die Ägyptische Helena (Aithra)
Fulham Opera

October 2021 

 

"Luci Briginshaw was delightful as Aithra, bringing a lighter edge to her performance and showing admirable flexibility of voice. [She] has a wonderfully mobile face, so that we understood the complications of character as a complement to the music." 

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera October 2019 

"Star of the evening is Luci Briginshaw, who as Fennimore, the housekeeper's poor relation, moves stealthily behind the scenes to bring about the necessary reconciliation between Olim and Severin. Her bright, vivacious soprano drew deserved praise from an enthusiastic audience."

Stephen Pritchard, Bachtrack

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Luci Briginshaw's Fennimore and James Kryshak's creepy Lottery Agent are equally outstanding."

Tim Ashley, The Guardian

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Arguably the most intriguing performance of all, however, comes from Luci Briginshaw as Fennimore whose soprano has a brilliant metallic quality."

Sam Smith, Music OMH

The Silver Lake (Fennimore) English Touring Opera - October 2019 

"Luci Briginshaw gave a charming and beautifully sung presentation...fully credible as Fennimore, who is the catalyst for the final reconciliation as well as for hope for a better future."

Agnes Kory, Seen and Heard International

By Voice Alone 

Competition Final  

May 2019

"Luci Briginshaw took both second prize and audience prize for ringing, secure and dramatically engaged renditions of Qui la voce from I puritani and the Queen of the Night's Der Holle Rache."

Neil Fisher, Opera Magazine, May 2019

Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) Hampstead Garden Opera  

November 2015

"Luci Briginshaw's superb Donna Anna is one of the evening's main highlights, thrillingly well sung and beautifully acted"

Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack

Rigoletto (Gilda)

Opera Loki

August 2014 

"Luci Briginshaw...revolutionised Gilda from "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."

Charlotte Valori, Bachtrack

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