Lucia Lucas

Lucia Lucas

Hailed as “one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear”(The Side Balcony), American baritone Lucia Lucas is making waves on the operatic mainstages. She made her role debut as Wotan in Die Walküre with Theater Magdeburg to great critical acclaim. Lucas’ portrayal of the role was considered “a powerfully clear-singing” and “dramatically intense Wotan”(Volksstimme).   She also made a triumphant debut in the title role in Don Giovanni with Tulsa Opera, Tulsa World exclaiming, “In the title role, Lucia Lucas is nothing short of a revelation. She possesses a voice that can rattle the rafters with its power, without ever sacrificing subtlety of expression. It is a voice filled with character in every sense of the word, as flexible in expression as Lucas is in taking on the myriad personae Don Giovanni adopts as he goes about his lecherous business.” “The Sound of Identity,” a cutting edge documentary by Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions centered on Lucia’s life culminating in her performance in Tulsa was released on June 1, 2021 by Shout! Studios and can be seen on STARZ, AMAZON PRIME, and HULU.

She will make her Metropolitan Opera début in 2022, her Lyric Opera of Chicago début in a World Première in 2023, as well as take on the title role in the World Première of Tobias Picker’s new opera, Lili Elbe.

Calendar

Event Date
Jan 8
to
Jan 29
Tosca
(Angelotti)
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Event Date
Mar 2
to
Mar 12
Tosca
Angelotti
The Metropolitan Opera
New York, New York
Event Date
Apr 20
to
Apr 28
Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni
Pacific Opera Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
Apr 30
to
Jun 6
Peter Grimes
Balstrode
Theater Magdeburg
Magdeburg, Germany
Event Date
Jun 9
to
Jun 11
As One
Hannah Before
Atlanta Opera
Atlanta, GA

Artist Bio

Hailed as “one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear”(The Side Balcony), American baritone Lucia Lucas is making waves on the operatic mainstages. Lucas has resided in Germany for the past decade and has performed in cities all over the globe include Dublin, London, Brussels, Berlin, Torino, Essen, Daegu, Korea and the US. She made her role debut as Wotan in Die Walküre with Theater Magdeburg to great critical acclaim. Lucas’ portrayal of the role was considered “a powerfully clear-singing” and “dramatically intense Wotan”(Volksstimme).   She also made a triumphant debut in the title role in Don Giovanni with Tulsa Opera, Tulsa World exclaiming, “In the title role, Lucia Lucas is nothing short of a revelation. She possesses a voice that can rattle the rafters with its power, without ever sacrificing subtlety of expression. It is a voice filled with character in every sense of the word, as flexible in expression as Lucas is in taking on the myriad personae Don Giovanni adopts as he goes about his lecherous business.” “The Sound of Identity,” a cutting edge documentary by Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions centered on Lucia’s life culminating in her performance in Tulsa was released on June 1, 2021 by Shout! Studios and can be seen on STARZ, AMAZON PRIME, and HULU.

Most recently, she filmed performances of Satan in Martinu’s Les larmes du couteau with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin as well as Die Neuen Todsünden (The New Deadly Sins) with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and appeared as the title role of Rigoletto with Theater Magdeburg.  Upcoming engagements include her début as Balstrode in Peter Grimes in a return to Theater Magdeburg, a return to the title role of Don Giovanni with Pacific Opera Victoria, Hannah Before in As One with Atlanta Opera, and her Metropolitan Opera debut as Angelotti in Tosca.  She will also perform with the Ragazze Quartet, perform in recital with the Venetian Arts Society, and make a series of special guest appearances.  She will make her Lyric Opera of Chicago début in a World Première in 2023, as well as take on the title role in the World Première of Tobias Picker’s new opera, Lili Elbe.

Lucia made her début with English National Opera as Public Opinion in a glitzy new production by Emma Rice of Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, performed the baritone soloist in Cage’s Europeras 1 & 2 with Wuppertal Oper, and made an appearance on Houston Grand Opera’s serial web opera entitled “Star Cross’d.”  Additionally, she performed as a soloist in Unknown, I Live with You, a concert inspired by Afghan female writers’ poems with The Airport Society in several venues throughout Europe, a concert recital with Justin Kim at National Sawdust in New York, and sang the World Premiere of Die Neuen Todsünden (The New Deadly Sins) with the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

Operatic engagements have also included Hagen in the world premiere of Surrogate/Götterdämmerung, Monterone in Rigoletto, Tchelio in Love of Three Oranges, Komtur in Don Giovanni, and the Ffour Villains in Les contes dHoffmann all with Oper Wuppertal; Sharpless in Madama Butterfly with Lyric Opera of Dublin, and Escamillo in Carmen with Staatstheater Karlsruhe.

As a five-year festival artist with Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Lucas has performed various roles including Thoas in Iphigénie en Aulide, Ford in Falstaff, Marcello in La bohème, Varlaam in Boris Godunov, Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Dr. Teller in Doctor Atomic, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro.

Lucas’ concert repertoire includes various galas, concert, and recitals with Wuppertal Symphony, Heidelberg Symphony and Camden People’s Theater; as bass soloist in Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht and as Reinmar in Tannhäuser with Teatro Regio Torino Orchestra; as bass soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Heidelberg Orchestra and Oak Park Symphony; Brander in La damnation de Faust with Philadelphia Orchestra, and as Narrator in Soldier’s Tale with Millennium Chamber Players.

Lucas is very proud to have performed for many different venues and festivals such as Specialty art festivals, queer venues and one woman shows.

Updated August 31, 2021.

Video

NowThis Entertainment – Meet Lucia Lucas

Excerpt as Ford in Falstaff

WDR Documentary – Lucia Lucas

Press

"...nothing short of a revelation..." – Tulsa World

Don Giovanni – “In the title role, Lucia Lucas is nothing short of a revelation. She possesses a voice that can rattle the rafters with its power, without ever sacrificing subtlety of expression. It is a voice filled with character in every sense of the word, as flexible in expression as Lucas is in taking on the myriad personae Don Giovanni adopts as he goes about his lecherous business.”

“...rarely has one experienced such a powerfully clear-singing, dramatically intense Wotan..." – Volksstimme

Die Walküre – “Rarely has one experienced such a powerfully clear-singing, dramatically intense Wotan. The act 2 Monologue stunned with excitement and power, but impressive the intimacy with which Lucia Lucas sang and played the relationship with Brünnhilde.”

"...one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear..." – The Side Balcony

Madama Butterfly – “Lucia Lucas (as Sharpless) was absolutely impressive, arguably one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear. Her acting ability was equally good, and after listening to her you are just left with the eagerness of hearing her in bigger roles with juicy arias, roles that will give her the chance that she highly deserves to shine. Her voice will probably be best used in Verdi’s grave baritone roles.”

"...combines an aggressive female physicality with the noble elegance of the deep male voice..." – Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Les contes d’Hoffmann – “She combines an aggressive female physicality with the noble elegance of the deep male voice. This makes for a fascinating contradiction.”

"...dark colored and threatening sounding depths..." – Online Musik Magazin

Goetterdaemrung – "Lucia Lucas convinces as a grim Hagen with dark colored and threatening sounding depths."