Lucy Mellors


Lucy graduated with Distinction from the Opera Performance Masters at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in July 2018. Recent roles have included Norina/Don Pasquale for Burry Port Opera, Zerlina (cover)/Don Giovanni for Longborough Festival Opera, as well as the roles of Olympia, Antonia, and Giulietta in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann at the Arcola Theatre London (Grimeborn Festival). Other roles include Pamina/The Magic Flute, Clorinda/ La Cenerentola, Nella/Gianni Schicchi (with the orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conducted by Carlo Rizzi), Rose Maurrant/Street Scene, Bubikopf/Der Kaiser von Atlantis, and the title role in Handel’s Semele with Mid Wales Opera. 

Other work includes assistant directing and outreach work for English National Opera and Welsh National Opera plus numerous smaller companies across the UK, as director for Bute Park Opera, Pocket Opera and as Artistic Director for Scruffy Peacock. 

Prizes include the Valetta Iacopi Aria Prize, the Dolan-Evans Memorial Prize, and the David and Philippa Seligman Award for Excellence. Lucy is grateful to the Women’s Careers Foundation, South Square Trust, Yorkshire Ladies’ Council of Education, Mario Lanza Educational Foundation, Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants, Leverhulme Scholarship, Richmond Douglas Charitable Trust, Sir Richard Stapley Trust, Sidney Perry Foundation, and the Aspinwall Educational Trust for their support.

Previously for Longborough: Rooster & Jay/The Cunning Little Vixen (2021), Despina (cover)/Così fan tutte (2021), Ensemble, Zerlina (cover)/Don Giovanni (2019)