Mezzo-soprano Lucilla Graham is originally from Scotland and studied singing and performance at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Principal operatic roles include Nerone/L’incoronazione di Poppea, Orpheus/Orpheus ed Eurydice, Mercedes/Carmen, Amastre/Serse and the title role of Iolanthe. Contemporary operatic projects include the Helios Collective’s Formations series, which workshopped new compositions with such well-respected musicians as Kasper Holten and Stephen Barlow.
Lucilla has sung in the chorus and performed small roles with several major UK opera companies. At Grange Park Opera she has taken part in main stage performances over four seasons, and previously sang in the chorus of Longborough Festival Opera. With Wexford Festival Opera, Lucilla sang the role of Woman and Coro in Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea in 2016, and performed in the chorus of main stage operas in 2016 and 2017.
Lucilla is frequently invited to sing in oratorio, recitals and gala concerts. Notable performances include Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostri at WFO in 2016, and the Scottish premier of Lotti’s Missa a tre chori at the Edinburgh Festival. In spring 2016 she performed in the Merry Opera Company’s celebrated staged Messiah (directed by John Ramster), which toured London and Kent. She has participated in masterclasses with Matteo Dalle Fratte (Melofonetica), Dame Felicity Palmer, Ann Murray DBE, and Malcolm Martineau.