Praised in Opera magazine for her “exquisite singing and acting”, British soprano Lucy Knight is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and winner of the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists and the International Opera Awards Foundation. Lucy read Music at Cambridge University and was a member of the Monteverdi Choir before training at Guildhall and English National Opera. In opera, she has sung the roles of Ninfa/L’Orfeo (Bayerisches Staatsoper), Bridesmaid/Freischütz (Opéra Comique & BBC Proms), Tytania/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh), Sophie/Werther and Yniold/Pelléas (Arcola Theatre) and cover Maketaten/Akhnaten and cover Fifteen Year Old Girl/Lulu (English National Opera).
Her concert engagements include soprano soloist in Nielsen’s Third Symphony (Philharmonia Orchestra), the Oxford Lieder Festival with Graham Johnson, Sibelius Kuolema (English Chamber Orchestra), and her solo debuts in Carnegie Hall New York and in Royal Albert Hall with Karl Jenkins. She recently sang the title role in Handel's Theodora for Britten-Pears with Christian Curnyn and Sarah Connolly.