Scottish soprano Lucy Anderson is in her second year of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, studying with Janice Chapman. Lucy is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and has received critical praise for the “lovely Straussian gleam” and “heartfelt conviction” of her singing. Lucy is the recipient of the Frances Collins Award, a Sir James Caird Travelling Scholarship and a Mary Gillespie Award. Lucy has also been awarded the Mary D Adams Scholarship and the Norma Greig French Song Prize. Lucy reached the semi-final of the 2015 Mozart Singing Competition and represented the Guildhall School in the 2018 Bruce Millar Gulliver Prize. Lucy is generously supported by the Robertson Trust and the Worshipful Company of Barbers.
Full roles include Blanche Dialogues des Carmélites, Magda The Consul, title-role (cover) Iolanta, Proserpina (cover) The Tale of Januarie, Tigrane (cover) Radamisto (Guildhall School), Sarah The Parrot House (Guildhall Opera Makers), Mrs Nolan The Medium (Grimeborn Opera Festival), First Lady The Magic Flute (Opera Camerata), La Sorcière Si l'enfant ne dort pas bien... (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and Countess Almaviva The Marriage of Figaro (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Roles in opera scenes include: Tatiana Eugene Onegin (BBCSO), Maria Maria Stuarda, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Natasha War and Peace, Virtù L'incoranazione di Poppea, Mrs Julian Owen Wingrave, Blue Fairy The Adventures of Pinocchio, Micaëla Carmen, title-role Armide and Fiordiligi Così fan tutte (Guildhall School). Chorus appearances include Lakmé, Aida, L'amore dei tre Re, La bohème, Iris, The Queen of Spades (Opera Holland Park).
Solo concert performances include Schumann Scenes from Goethe's Faust (LSO), Beloved Friend: Tchaikovsky Project (BBCSO), Violetta La Traviata (excerpts, Cooper Hall Opera Club), Verdi Requiem (LSO Singing Day), Handel Messiah, Bach Mass in B Minor, Poulenc Gloria, Duruflé Requiem, 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 Nella Gianni Schicchi (LSSO), Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle (Bournemouth Symphony Chorus), Lucia/Lucia II The Long Christmas Dinner, The Countess of Dunmow A Dinner Engagement (Guildhall School). Lucy will make her debut with Scottish Opera in the 18/19 season, details to be announced soon.