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. Competitions and awards include first prize in the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers' Competition, finalist in the Wagner Society Competition, finalist in the Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize, the Frances Collins Award, a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship, a Mary Gillespie Award, the Mary D Adams Scholarship and the Norma Greig French Song Prize.
Work in opera includes Helen Paris & Helen, Asteria La Corona (Bampton Classical Opera), First Lady The Magic Flute, the Opera Highlights Spring Tour, Countess Ceprano Rigoletto (Scottish Opera); Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites, Magda The Consul, Lucia 1 & 2 The Long Christmas Dinner, Lady Dunmow A Dinner Engagement (Guildhall School); Nella Gianni Schicchi (LSSO) and Mrs Nolan The Medium (Grimeborn Festival). Lucy works regularly with Opera Holland Park, having appeared in the chorus of several productions and working as part of the company's OHP Inspire outreach programme
Solo concert engagements include the première performance of Samuel Bordoli’s Le Trésor des Humbles with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera at Aberdeen Music Hall, 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), Handel Messiah, Bach Mass in B Minor, Poulenc Gloria, Duruflé Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana, Schubert Mass in C, Beethoven Mass in C and Fauré Requiem. Recital highlights include a performance of Strauss songs at Barbican Hall for the LSO Platforms series and the Sir James Caird Centenary Concert at the Caird Hall, Dundee.
Future engagements include Tatiana Eugene Onegin (Opera Holland Park Young Artists), Gutrune Götterdämmerung (Hackney Empire, Grimeborn Festival) and performances as part of the Isle of Wight Proms.
Blanche, Dialogues des Carmélites © Clive Barda/Guildhall School