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, including Dublin, London, Brussels, Berlin, Torino, Essen, Daegu, Korea, and the United States.
This season, Lucia returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Gretch in their production of Fedora, returns to English National Opera for Tosca in the role of Sacristan while covering Scarpia, continues to tour with the Ragazze Quartet as the solo lead artist in the chamber opera The World’s Wife, and débuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Four Portraits, composed by Caroline Shaw with libretto by Caroline Shaw and Jocelyn Clark as part of the World Première of the trilogy Proximity. Future engagements include creating the role of Lili in the World Première of Tobias Picker’s new opera, Lili Elbe, expressly composed for her.
“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. In 2022, Lucia won the “War Blind Prize” (or Hörspielpreis der Kriegsblinden), the most prestigious award for authors of German-language radio plays, with co-author Noam Brusilovsky, for their SWR production of “Working on the Role” which is about the life of Ms. Lucas. She was also featured on GRAMMY.com’s TRANScendent Sounds 2022. [read more...]
"...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."