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Lucy Schaufer

Lucy Schaufer's current and future engagements include Mrs. Jones Street Scene Teatro Real Madrid, Marcellina, The Marriage of Figaro, Dallas Opera, a revival of Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis (nominated for a 2017 Olivier Award) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at Lyric Hammersmith, Eötvös’ The Golden Dragon Music Theatre Wales, and her Wigmore Hall, Ravinia Festival and Buxton Festival solo recital debut in summer 2018.  

Most recent engagements include the leading role of Doctor Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis (world premiere) Royal Opera House at the Lyric Hammersmith, a Bernstein concert BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra, Susanna The Ghosts of Versailles (2017 Grammy® Award winner), Marcellina and Berta, The Barber of Seville Los Angeles Opera, Marcellina and Ruth The Pirates of Penzance English National Opera, Marcellina Opera Company Philadelphia, Aldonza Man of La Mancha Central City Opera, IB Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus Dallas Opera, Maddy Heggie’s Three Decembers Florentine Opera, Jenny Knussen’s Higglety Pigglety Pop Aldeburgh Festival and the Barbican, Older Woman Dove’s Flight Opera Holland Park, SuzukI Madama Butterfly New Zealand Opera, Der Trommler Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Ma Moss The Tender Land Opéra de Lyon.

Other recent engagements: Judy Punch and Judy Grand Théâtre de Genève, Suzuki Houston Grand Opera, Swiss Grandmother/Austrian Woman/Dancing Girl The Death of Klinghoffer Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Eno, Soloist The Garden of Earthly Delights (world premiere) BBC Proms, Marcellina The Marriage of Figaro and Carolina Elegy for Young Lovers Eno at the Young Vic, Anne Heggie’s To Hell and Back Oper Faber in Portugal and Margaret Johnson The Light in the Piazza The Curve, Leicester.

Additional noted engagements include Page Salome, Blumenmädchen Parsifal and Suzuki Metropolitan Opera, Clare de Loone On the Town Eno and Théâtre du Châtelet, Judy Punch and Judy and Amestris Xerxes Eno, Smeraldine The Love for Three Oranges New Israeli Opera, Cherubino The Marriage of Figaro and Hänsel Los Angeles Opera, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Cornelia Giulio Cesare Staatsoper Hamburg, and Erika Vanessa Los Angeles Opera, Hamburg Staatsoper, Opéra du Rhin, Washington National Opera and Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Lucy was a member of the Oper Köln.

Concert performances: Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Three Songs Birmingham Contemporary Music Group as part of Oliver Knussen’s residency at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), SOLOIST George Benjamin’s Upon Silence Settembre Musica Festival, Milan and Turin, Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona, New York City Ballet, LA Opera (Gala: Domingo & Friends), Gulbenkian Orchestra and Gűrzenich Orchester. Recordings include Kurt Weill's The Firebrand of Florence (BBCSO/Sir Andrew Davies), Ira Gershwin at 100: Celebration at Carnegie Hall (PBS TV/Rob Fisher), Der Rosenkavalier (ARTE/Simone Young) and Paul Bowles's The Wind Remains (EOS Ensemble/Jonathan Sheffer) for BMG.

Lucy's first solo recording, CARPENTERSVILLE, co-produced with ABC Classics, was released in the spring of 2013, and it was the Editor’s Choice in Classical Music Magazine in July 2013. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Wild Plum Arts.


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