Grammy Award winner, Lucy Schaufer has been described as “the go-to gal in contemporary opera,” a lauded performer of composers as diverse as Adams, Birtwistle, Knussen, Dove, Bray, Weir, Corigliano, Adamo, Guettel, Heggie, and she eagerly awaits adding more women to that list. Recently, she performed LUCY in Venables’ 4:48 Psychosis Royal Opera House and will take it to New York for the US premiere at Prototype Festival and Strasbourg for the European premiere for Opera du Rhin, MRS JONES Weill’s Street Scene Teatro Real Madrid and in recital singing Britten, Bernstein Brourman and Newman in Aldeburgh Festival’s “Britten in America.” Upcoming world premieres include Joanna Lee’s No Sound Ever Dies Brooklands/Surrey Arts, Lynne Plowman’s Woman Dreaming of Escape and Julian Grant’s Out in the Cold at Purbeck Arts Festival, Dan Welcher’s The Yellow Wallpaper (one woman chamber opera written for Lucy) at The University of Texas – Austin, and Gavin Higgins and Francesca Simon’s Monstrous Child for Royal Opera House.
In Wild Plum Arts inaugural season, she and Huw Watkins will take The Class of 1938, including a new commission by John Corigliano and three new arrangements by Michele Brourman to Wigmore Hall, Buxton International Festival and for its US premiere to The Ravinia Festival.
Media includes SUSANNA Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles LA Opera/Grammy Best Classical Recording, IB Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus (world premiere) Dallas Opera/Villaume, EMILIA Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence BBCSO/Davies, Bernstein Stage & Screen BBC Proms/Wilson, OCTAVIAN Der Rosenkavalier ARTE/Young, Bray’s Fire Burning in Snow (world premiere) NMC/BCMG.
Lucy’s first solo recording, CARPENTERSVILLE, co-produced with ABC Classics, was the Editor’s Choice in Classical Music Magazine in July 2013. Lucy is the founder and artistic director of Wild Plum Arts.