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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, returning to sing in the first revival in 2018. In the 2018/19 Season she sings Modgud (The Monstrous Child) for The Royal Opera.

Schaufer is a former member of Bühnen der Stadt-Köln and has performed internationally for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre du Châtelet, Hamburg State Opera and Opéra national du Rhin. Selected 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) for Opera Holland Park, Jenny (Higglety Pigglety Pop) for Aldeburgh Festival and the Barbican, Ruth (The Pirates of Penzance), Marcellina and Carolina (Elegy for Young Lovers) for English National Opera, Emma Jones (Street Scene) for Teatro Real, Madrid, 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 Davis, 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 and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Wild Plum Arts.

Photos

Gweneth-Ann Rand, Lucy Schaufer, and Chroma Ensemble in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Hall, Gweneth-Ann Rand, and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Schaufer

Susanna Hurrell, Emily Edmonds, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Schaufer and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Schaufer and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Schaufer and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis

Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis

Susanna Hurrell, Rachael LLoyd, Lucy Schaufer, Lucy Hall, and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Hall, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Rachael Lloyd, Susanna Hurrell, Samantha Price, and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Samantha Price, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Lucy Schaufer, and Susanna Hurrell in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Susanna Hurrell and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Schaufer and Lucy Hall in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Schaufer, Susanna Hurrell, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Hall, Gweneth-Ann Rand, and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis, The Royal Opera

Lucy Schaufer and Gweneth-Ann Rand in 4.48 Psychosis

Jennifer Davis, Gweneth-Ann Rand, Lucy Schaufer, Emily Edmonds and Clare Presland in 4.48 Psychosis

Clare Presland, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

Lucy Schaufer in 4.48 Psychosis

Emily Edmonds, Lucy Schaufer, Gweneth-Ann Rand and Susanna Hurrell in 4.48 Psychosis