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Profile: Soprano soloist
Lucy Hall is from Nottinghamshire, England. She is currently resident at the National Opera Studio in London. In 2010 she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Professor Susan McCulloch and was awarded the Dove Memorial Prize for being the highest marked graduate across any discipline, and the Ann Wyburd Prize for the best lieder performance.
Most recently Lucy completed the Guildhall Opera Course and is under the tutelage of Yvonne Kenny, AM. Lucy is building a reputation in Mozartian repertoire having just performed Sandrina in La Finta Giardiniera at the Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg to critical acclaim and prior to that performed Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro for GSMD Opera in which she was described as 'the star of the show' by BachTrack. Last year Lucy made a debut for the Festival d'Aix en Provence singing the role of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, a role previously performed for the British Youth Opera.
Lucy also enjoys a varied career on the concert platform. In 2011, she made her Barbican Hall solo debut with the London Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Nielsen's 3rd Symphony conducted by Sir Colin Davis after which she was invited back to sing the role of the Bridesmaid in Der Freischutz,
a performance that wasdescribed as 'delightful' by Opera Magazine. She also just rejoined the LSO to sing Flora in The Turn of the Screw in a cast and picked by the late Sir Colin Davis, again to public praise. Recently Lucy performed the solo in the UK premiere of John Gardner's Stabat Mater with the City of London Choir conducted by Hilary Devan Whetton at St. John's, Smith Square. She has just completed her first season in the Glyndebourne Festival Opera singing in the chorus of Hippolyte et Aricie conducted by Sir William Christie, sang the role of Asia in the Jerwood Young Artists Opera, Wakening Shadow as well as understudying Barbarina. Other concert performances include Orff's Carmina Burana at the Barbican Hall, Mozart's Requiem for the Festival d'Ambronay and for the London Mozart Players at London's Fairfield Hall.
Lucy won the First Prize in the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform with pianist Gavin Roberts, a Finalist Prize in the Handel Singing Competition and the Silk Street Award for an opera student from GSMD. Prior to that she has been awarded the Song Prize in the Mozart Singing Competition 2011, the Southwell Choral Society Bursary, a Peggy Oldham Award, and an Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Future plans include Sandrina for Opéra de Toulon and a tour of Israel singing Bach cantatas in February 2014