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Lucy Schaufer

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Lucy Schaufer in action.
Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis © ROH 2016. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

Lucy Schaufer made her Royal Opera debut in 2016 in the world premiere of 4.48 Psychosis.

Schaufer was a member of Bühnen der Stadt-Köln and has performed internationally as a guest artist for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, LA Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre du Châtelet, Hamburg State Opera and Opéra national du Rhin. Engagements include Susanna (The Ghosts of Versailles), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) and Berta (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Los Angeles Opera, music by Bernstein at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra, Ib (Becoming Santa Claus, world premiere) for Dallas Opera, Old Woman (Flight, London premiere) for Opera Holland Park, Jenny (Higglety Pigglety Pop) for Aldeburgh Festival and the Barbican, Carolina (The Elegy for Young Lovers) for English National Opera, Der Trommler (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) and Ma Moss (The Tender Land) for Opéra de Lyon.

Schaufer’s debut solo recording, Carpentersville, was released in 2013. Other recordings include Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Andrew Davies, Bowles’s The Wind Remains with Eos Ensemble and Jonathan Sheffer and Bray’s Fire Burning in Snow (world premiere) with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group. She teaches voice and body integration for the singing actor at the Royal College of Music, London.

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