A little more about me

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano has performed with Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera to Opéra National du Rhin, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre du Châtelet, Opera de Monte Carlo, Teatro Real Madrid, Hamburg State Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra du Rhin, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, and English National Opera. In concert she’s performed contemporary and new works with London Sinfonietta, Britten Sinfonia, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Dallas Opera, and Ensemble Modern. With over 75 world premieres under her belt, she dedicates her career to performing and collaborating with composers, including Oliver Knussen, John Adams, John Corigliano, George Benjamin, Adam Guettel, Mark Adamo, Jonathan Dove, Huw Watkins, Charlotte Bray, Zöe Martlew, Judith Weir, Michele Brourman, and looks forward to adding more women’s names to that list. 

Lucy is an educator, creative producer, and Artistic Director of Wild Plum Arts.


We’re open and off to work. I went to Des Moines Metro Opera for the summer for my first MRS LOVETT in SWEENEY TODD, and boy, am I was fortunate and grateful to get back on the stage. I’ve done Johanna twice before, once as a student at Northwestern University and as my UK debut with Opera North in David McVicar’s production, and I was ready to jump into the skin of this tremendous role in a new production by Kristine McIntyre with David Neely conducting. Luck was on my side that Zak Nelson was Sweeney, and we were reunited after working together at Arizona Opera in Le Nozze di Figaro.

This has been my focus. So I’ll be updating the website over the next few months. Step by step as we find our feet.

Zak’s EPIPHANY – Duane Tinkey/Des Moines Metro Opera
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