Luci Briginshaw studied Music and Italian at King's College London, where she was both first-study piano and singing, and went on to gain the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction.
Future 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 Opera UpClose, Autumn 2017; and several roles in Vehicles by Martyn Harry, a brand new children's opera which will tour the UK during 2018.
Recent professional roles include: Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Fulham Opera, Zerlina (cover) (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 the 2013/2014 season, Luci played Gilda for Opera Loki's Rigoletto, Leila for Opera South East's 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 2017 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 John's 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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