B i o g r a p h y
Scottish soprano Lucy Anderson is a former Scottish Opera Emerging Artist and graduate of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and has received critical praise for the “lovely Straussian gleam” and “heartfelt conviction” of her singing.
Opera and stage work includes soprano soloist (cover) Stravinsky Les Noces, Strauss Four Last Songs (English National Ballet); Tatiana Eugene Onegin (Opera Holland Park Young Artist); Gutrune Götterdämmerung (Hackney Empire, Grimeborn Festival); Helen Paris & Helen, Asteria La Corona (Bampton Classical Opera); First Lady The Magic Flute, the Opera Highlights Tour, Countess Ceprano Rigoletto (Scottish Opera); Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites, Magda The Consul, Lady Dunmow A Dinner Engagement (Guildhall School) and Nella Gianni Schicchi (LSSO).
On the concert platform, highlights include a recital with Gary Matthewman for the OHP Opera in Song series, Isle of Opera at the Isle of Wight Proms, the première of Samuel Bordoli’s Le Trésor des Humbles with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Strauss Four Last Songs, Mahler Symphony No. 4 (Northumberland Orchestra), Mozart Requiem (Usher Hall), Schumann Scenes from Goethe's Faust (LSO), Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project (BBCSO), Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Bournemouth Symphony Chorus), Verdi Requiem (LSO Singing Day) and a performance of songs by Strauss at Barbican Hall.
Competition successes include first prize in the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, finalist in the Wagner Society Competition, and finalist in the Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize. Lucy was awarded the Mary D Adams Scholarship and the Norma Greig French Song Prize at the Royal Conservatoire and was generously supported throughout her studies by the Caird Trust, the Kathleen Trust, the Robertson Trust and the Worshipful Company of Barbers.
Lucy is passionate about increasing accessibility to opera and works as a facilitator with the OHP Inspire programme and Grange Park Opera’s Primary Robins scheme. Upcoming engagements include Fiordiligi Così fan tutte in a collaborative project with OHP Inspire and Baseless Fabric, and her debut at Opera North, where she will sing the role of Minka in Chabrier's The Reluctant King and cover Zemfira in Aleko.
Blanche, Dialogues des Carmélites © Clive Barda/Guildhall School