Luci Briginshaw studied Music (with Italian) at King's College London, as a pianist and singer, and went on to gain the Singing Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction.

This year, Luci played the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan's Patience for English Touring Opera, as well as The Queen of the Night for Opera Up Close's Magic Flute at the Soho Theatre and their consequent UK tour. Other recent professional roles include cover Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for English Touring Opera, Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Fulham Opera, Mimi` (La Bohe`me) for Opera Loki, Die Ko¨nigin der Nacht/Papagena (Die Zauberflo¨te) for Pavilion Opera, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Hampstead Garden Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) for Opera Loki, Leila (The Pearl Fishers) for Opera South East, Violetta (La Traviata) for Opera Loki, and The Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) for Opera Minima. In 2018 Luci (as pianist and singer) will tour the UK as one of a cast of three in Vehicles by Martyn Harry, a brand new opera for children.

Luci has a keen interest in educational opera, and in 2016 played the dual role of Sofiya/Yelena in ETO's education project, Laika the Spacedog, for their Spring tour. In 2012 she toured nationally with an original production of Martyn Harry's children's opera, My Mother Told Me Not To Stare (for which she was principal pianist as well as playing two singing roles) and 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.

Recent and upcoming oratorio engagements include Mozart Requiem at St Martin in the Fields with the NLSO, Rossini Petite Messe Solenelle with Oxford Bach Choir, Schubert Mass in EFlat with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Verdi Requiem with Reading Phoenix Choir and Cheltenham Bach Choir, Brahms Requiem with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, Beethoven's Mass in C with the Orchestra of St Johns at Dorchester Abbey, and Carl Ru¨tti's Requiem with the Bournemouth Sinfonia at Wimborne Abbey.

©Luci Briginshaw 2017 

 

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