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Luci Briginshaw

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Luci Briginshaw is a lyric-coloratura soprano who has had major roles with several UK opera companies, including English Touring Opera. In 2019 she won two prizes at the ‘By Voice Alone’ competition, judged by the heads of ENO, ROH and WNO.

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Background

I’ve performed many of the most beautiful roles for soprano - Violetta in La Traviata, Gilda in Rigoletto, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Mimi in La Boheme, Leila in The Pearl Fishers and my ‘signature role’ The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute. For ETO, I’ve sung Fennimore in The Silver Lake and the title role in Patience, and covered Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio. I have a degree in Music from King’s College London and continue my singing studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan.

Song list

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  • Martern aller Arten – Abduction from Seraglio – Mozart (6.5 mins)
  • Quando m’en vo – La Boheme – Puccini (3 mins)
  • Mi chiamano Mimi – La Boheme - Puccini (5 mins)
  • O mio babbino caro – Gianni Schicchi – Puccini (2.5 mins)
  • Un bel di vedremo – Madama Butterfly – Puccini (4 mins)
  • Der Holle Rache – The Magic Flute – Mozart (3.5 mins)
  • Dove sono – The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart (5 mins)
  • Casta Diva - Norma - Bellini (4 mins)
  • Qui la voce sua soave – i Puritani – Bellini (6 mins)
  • Lascia ch'io pianga - Rinaldo - Handel (4.5 mins)
  • Je veux vivre – Romeo et Juliette – Gounod (3 mins)
  • Doretta’s Dream – La Rondine – Puccini (3 mins)
  • Vissi d’arte – Tosca – Puccini (3.5 mins)
  • Sempre libera – La Traviata – Verdi (2 mins)
  • Nessun dorma – Turandot – Puccini (2.5 mins)
  • Ebben n'andro lontana - La Wally - Catalani (4 mins)

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Reviews

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carolyn king
Luci has a stunning voice and sang several coloratura arias (including Mozart's Queen of the Night) with impeccable technique and intonation. She had a delightful way of presenting the programme and all of the audience really enjoyed her session, which was for a birthday.
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Nikki R
I'm so grateful to have been able to enjoy Luci's wonderful singing alongside my dear friends, despite being many miles away. It has been a great privilege to experience her virtuosity in such a personal way.
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Jo W
Luci Briginshaw was fantastic! Those soaring arias sent shivers down my spine. It really made be realise how much I miss live performances. Really magical.
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Neville Kyrke-Smith
Brilliant and so engaging. So well sung and performed. Should have had some tissues to hand! Would highly recommend. Thanks.
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Meg B
Luci is a wonderful Opera singer with a glorious voice, who brings great emotional intensity to the arias. It was a huge privilege to have such a personal concert with her. She was very charming and gave context to each piece. It was altogether a truly thrilling fabulous experience.
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ROWLAND HARDWICK
A lovely, lovely experience. Luci's performance was a birthday treat for me from my daughter. It was 'out of the blue', completely unexpected. Luci appeared on our screen completely unannounced. She had to explain who she was and why she was 'zooming' into our house. She handled the situation with great warmth and aplomb. To say the least, she is charming. And as for her singing, utterly spellbinding. Thank you Luci for a wonderful experience.
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Susan Armstrong
An absolutely breathtaking performance! I'm still so overcome by how beautiful it was, so I'm not sure what to say, but this was honestly the best birthday present I could have asked for. Luci Briginshaw is so amazingly talented and such a lovely person! I am definitely a fan for life and I can't wait to see her on stage some day!
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Maureen L.
WOW. Luci performed a selection of Puccini songs for my sister's birthday - she is an extraordinarily talented performer and we feel so lucky to have had the treat of a private concert! Even with the constraints of performing over Zoom she had all of us in tears. I can't say enough good things about the experience!
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Trevor Goodchild
Luci has a superb,beautiful voice -- strong and delicate at the same time. It was a privilege for me to hear her sing arias I'd chosen and love. Her vivacious description of each song beforehand, putting them in context, was delightful and inspired. This, with her singing, made some friends who didn’t know much about opera say they could really see and understand the attraction. She speaks Italian beautifully.It was itself a pleasure to hear her speak it. She has a new fan.
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Andrew Healey
Luci combined beautiful singing with wonderful amusing introductions.
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Simon ALEXANDER
Luci gave a tremendous performance - beautifully sung arias with really informative and amusing descriptions. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!
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Andrea
Luci had a beautiful voice, with an amazing range. Her dialogue to explain the meaning behind the songs was great. We felt very honoured to have been invited to such a fantastic performance.
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Judith and Lynton Jones
Absolutely beautiful renditions of some of our favourite arias, together with one or two we were less familiar with. This was combined with great little explanations of each piece. What a lovely personality!
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Julia Legge
Luci was incredible - a fantastic performance, watching on my mobile I still got goosebumps at least three times during her set. Brilliant, and what a voice she has! Thank you Luci (and Trevor for inviting us) for a truly memorable experience.
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Penny Burrough
My brother Andrew and I loved your concert for us. You had thought carefully about the arias you performed and we loved every minute. It was so special to have you singing so beautifully and competently such difficult arias. We long to see you back on the opera stage and will follow your progress with interest. Thank you for such a memorable afternoon
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Angel Busby
Luci gave us the most wonderful performance. It made my uncle's 80th birthday on Zoom so incredibly special. Thank you Luci!
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Stephan Fullagar
Luci gave a fantastic performance for my mother's 80th birthday. It had been arranged as a surprise for her, and it was a great success. The were not only impressed by the originality of the idea of Lockdown Presents, but also by the quality of Luci's voice. Highly recommended.
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Ursula Westmacott
Lucy's voice and her presentation were fantastic. We had a birthday zoom party and it was made so exciting by Lucy’s singing, a unique experience.
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Charlie I
Luci was wonderful. Her voice was out of this world and made my father's 80th birthday. Thank you, Luci.
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Philip M
Luci performed her repertoire with confidence and style including a number of pieces we were not familiar with. She immediately brought us into the pieces she was singing with informed and personal views.
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Liz Murphy
It was a beautiful birthday present. Luci's chosen repertoire was a mixture of favourites but also a couple of new ones. It was delightful to listen to her and we hope we will get to see her on stage in the future. Very much recommend this.
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Chris Murphy
What a pleasure! Luci was a pleasure to listen to, a beautiful voice performed with drama and enthusiasm that makes an evening of entertainment, tears and laughter that is well worth it. We asked that Luci spoke a little in between arias about the pieces and what she enjoys about them, which led to a mix of opera quiz and insight into Luci's favourite pieces that made it a wonderfully personal event. Thank you!
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Linda
Absolutely wonderful. Some great choices so beautifully sung. Tears shed here which is always a good sign!
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Nigel
Luci was wonderful. She sang with such enthusiasm and skill. Luci made us feel so relaxed and engaged as her personality and passion for the music shone through the screen.
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Keiran OConnor
In a very strange environment where Luci was singing for just two of us. Luci made us feel at ease with her friendly manner and we just forgot it was a one to one performance. Wonderful euphonious voice and very professional. We will be recommending her to all our friends. I would recommend you ask her to sing Casta Diva one of the most emotional, beautiful performance I have heard, and I have heard quite a few.
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Amanda Sutton
Lovely performance, Luci is clearly very good at inhabiting character as well as having a gorgeous voice
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Christianne
Luci was absolutely brilliant, couldn't have been better. Such a beautiful voice and so nice to meet her too - loved being able to chat a bit between the songs. Very talented and very lovely.
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Madeleine
Another spirit-lifting half hour of musical magic - thank you so much Luci!
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Mike Lunn
Wonderful. I'd forgotten how much we miss live opera. Lovely programme. Fabulous tone, accuracy and so engaging. We need Zoom for Opera....I need to work out a way to grab all that quality sound and get it into the house!
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Rebecca
Luci was absolutely fantastic and gave a brilliant performance. It made a lovely surprise present for my dad's 84th birthday.
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Madeleine
Luci was just wonderful - a beautiful voice and so personable - a fantastic treat for my father's 93rd birthday which we all really enjoyed. Thank you Luci for making it so memorable.
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Malcolm Baggott
This was a surprise birthday present . Luci was outstanding not only very friendly and smiley but also sang very well . This I will do again and I would highly recommend Luci.
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Michael Atkinson
Luci has an amazing voice and a lovely personality. I really appreciated her agreeing to sing an aria that was not in her repertoire. This made it an extra special surprise for my partner's birthday. Totally delighted with her performance.
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MRS MARGARET H TARPEY
Luci was great fun and a wonderful singer and performer. We particularly liked the programme she chose to sing for us. All my friends were very complimentary and thoroughly enjoyed her concert. I would highly recommend her!
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Oliver AS
Luci was brilliant. Sparkle and serenity. It was a real privilege to be carried away from a cold winter's night by her fabulous voice.
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Liz

Thank you so so much for your performance tonight. It was truly amazing to us and thrilled our parents. So special for my Mums birthday in these crazy times. My hair stood on end and having enjoyed Opera since I was young it was just a thrill to have you perform in my front room, those pieces were some of my real favourites. We wish you all the luck for better times when you can perform again on stage.

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Jan, Liz, and Chris

We've just had an amazing concert from Luci. The Queen of the Night was incredible! Our parents loved it and it made Mum's lockdown birthday memorable. Thank you Luci xx

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CHRIS WATKINS
Dear Luci, thanks so much for your beautiful, joyful performance this evening. You have a spellbinding voice with a most natural delivery and wondrous control - and as a linguist I can add that your Italian diction is very good indeed! Keep on singing, you have given me and our family a wonderful treat! Thank you, Chris (I was the chicken called Permanent Cross :)).
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Jonathan and Buzzy Rawlings
Luci gave a wonderful performance. She has a beautiful voice and we also really enjoyed the way in which she introduced the arias and told us about them before she sang. It was very passionate and a real treat for us all. Thank you so much.
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Vicky Dunn
We've just spent a wonderful half hour listening to some fabulous arias, sung by Luci Briginshaw. It goes without saying that her vocal ability was second to none, but her friendly and informative presentation style really added to the occasion. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
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Abi S
Wonderful singing by Luci
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David Nabarro
Luci is a lovely bubbly personality with great promise. Her performance was a very enjoyable pre-New Year's Eve interlude. Though listening via Zoom on an iPad, the sound quality was limited, so it was difficult to assess Luci's tonal variation.
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William Allingham
Luci gave a wonderful performance of some of my favourite operas. Wonderful tonic in these gloomy times.
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Neil & Eric
So enjoyable to hear live music, wonderful singing and beautiful diction
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Charlotte Rowe
Luci was my choice and what a good choice she was. I gave my husband half an hour of opera for Christmas and invited a dozen or so friends to join the audience. I picked mainly from her normal repertoire but she also sang a piece from Handel's Giulio Cesare which is not one of her normal pieces and she did it beautifully. We all loved it after a year of virtually no live opera. Thank you so much
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Simon Doughty
Luci, your singing was wonderful, and reminding me so much about just how uplifting live performance can be. A very special way to begin New Year's Eve and to look forward to 2021 - when hopefully you and many other opera singers will be back on stage - for us all to enjoy. Thank you.
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Catherine Burns
Luci is a truly talented performer who went above and beyond in her efforts for us. She performed on New Year's Eve and made a huge effort with both fairy lights and dressing for the occasion. And what a voice! After a horrid year what a wonderful way to start 2021 - she sang us in with joy and positivity. Thank you so much Luci.
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Matthew Gibbons
Loved it! Luci was great, warm and understanding of her audience and with a beautiful voice. All of us, including particularly my parents, for whom it was a Christmas present, were really appreciative, thank you.
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Sue Proffitt
Luci was sublime. Her voice is utterly beautiful; I couldn't stop crying.... and she was so friendly and professional. It was a wonderful Christmas present to give to my brother and sister in law, and both they, and the friends who joined us for this event, loved it. Thank you so much, Luci. x
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Tim & Amanda Lakin
Absolutely fabulous - Thoroughly enjoyed the whole event. Beautiful, beautiful, stunning singing and very well hosted. Many thanks
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Sally Collings
Luci sang beautifully and had a lovely manner when talking to my sister in her care home, who described the whole experience as "unforgettable". It made a really nice focus for my sister to be able to share time with her family and friends. Luci was also flexible and very helpful in setting up the arrangements
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Lynda Logan
Luci was amazing and my mother was over the moon at her birthday surprise
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Jenny
Luci sang so beautifully and was very engaging with all of us, especially as we were an international audience from 4 different countries! We feel very privileged to have seen her perform from her home to our home, it was a unique experience. We were blown away.
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Martin Hunglinger

Luci is so authentic and charismatic. I was moved and touched by her performance and voice. If you want to experience something special, then you have contact Luci. Creating memories is the only meaningful goal in life and that´s what she´s brining to you.

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Beverley S

Luci was the most delightful girl and sang six arias for us. She was most professional and we enjoyed her performance for us. It was very special as it was a thank you from our son for looking after the dog!

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Veronique

Luci was fantastic! An amazing voice and a lovely person. My Dad was thrilled by his birthday surprise. He is a massive opera fan and very much an expert. He found Luci's voice flawless and outstanding. Thank you very much for a wonderful performance.

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Gordon Shiells

the whole performance was lovely and made me tingle - really clear diction and fantastic pitch perfect - loved it

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Sue Melbourne

Luci gave a wonderful performance of 3 Mozart arias, including the notoriously difficult 'Queen of the Night', demonstrating her great technical dexterity and warm lyrical sound.

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Michael Bavidge

As brilliant and charming as ever.

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Tamsin

Luci was quite brilliant. An incredible treat altogether with all the thrill of live music

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Judith Catty

a beautiful voice and excellent choice of arias. she has an (apparantly!) effortless range lovely interaction with audience. Luci is an enthusiastic, engaging performer It was a pity the technology let us down - we were disconnected at one point

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Jenny B

Lucy created such an exciting atmosphere we forgot we were in a Zoom call. It was lovely to have the intimacy of a performer talking about their relationship to the pieces. A real treat.

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Michael Bavidge

I am replying to this email which arriived yesterday, but I have already filled in a Feedback form and sent a tip for Luci Briginshaw. If something has gone missing, please contact me again. Luci was brilliant.

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Michael Bavidge

Great singing of beautiful arias. Relaxed and relaxing, Luci is a friendly host who made us all welcome.

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Ruth Cooper

In wonderful voice Luci! A joy to see and hear you

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Tamsi

Luci was wonderful. Beyond anything I could have imagined. Literally my spine rose to her beautiful voice. Luci surpassed my imagination. Utterly fantastic

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Gordon M

This Zoom session was a birthday gift. Luci chose a very challenging set of popular operatic arias and performed them brilliantly!  It was a fabulous half hour, and a privilege to be serenaded at home by such a talented performer.

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Claire and Donald

Luci joined us as a surprise birthday gift for our friend. She was brilliant!  It was great being able to chat with her beforehand to provide her with some information to guide her choice of set.  Everything ran smoothly in terms of technology.  Luci's singing was outstanding and we can't recommend her highly enough. It was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Jill Mavin

Our WI ladies loved Luci's performance and we would recommend her to other WIs and organisations who enjoy fine singing and would like to support the artists.

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Cath

Luci has a fantastic presence and her singing was, in the words of one of those listening "stellar". Her performance was a present for a friend's birthday and he was thrilled. Knocks a pair of socks well and truly into a cocked hat!!!! Thank you Luci, hope to deliver your lovely voice to yet more lucky recipients.

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Steffen H

What an amazing voice! Hearing you sing kind of just blew me away! Hope to get to see you on stage one day soon.

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