British soprano Lucinda Scott was born on the Wirral and comes from a musical family. From a young age she learnt many instruments including the violin, piano and later the oboe. She graduated from the Masters Artist Programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2019 and previously graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and the University of Manchester. Lucinda continues to study with Gary Coward and Caroline Dowdle.
Lucinda has worked for many highly esteemed opera and theatre companies including Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Longborough Opera Festival, Opera de Baugé, HERA Theatre Company and she was given the opportunity to be filmed as a soloist for BBC Songs of Praise for the annual Easter Service in 2016. She has performed as a soloist in prestigious venues such as Wigmore Hall, LSO St Luke’s and a personal highlight for Lucinda was singing in the chorus of a concert version of Falstaff at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall conducted by Vasily Petrenko and starring Sir Bryn Terfel. Lucinda was due to join the chorus at Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2020, which was sadly cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. She is delighted to be singing in the revival of the 2018 production of La Traviata at Opera Holland Park this summer.
Operatic roles Lucinda has performed include the title role in Charpentier’s Actéon (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), Georgia in the world premiere of ‘Ava’s Wedding’ by Michael Wolters (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and Pamina (Opera at Bearwood). She has performed in excerpts from the following operas: Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi), La bohème (Mimi), Albert Herring (Miss Wordsworth), Christopher Columbus (Gretel), Riders to the Sea (Cathleen), Hänsel und Gretel (Gretel), La finta giardiniera (Serpetta), Cendrillon (Noémie), the title role in Madame Butterfly, Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira) and Pagliacci (Nedda).
Further credits as a soloist on the concert platform include Ravel’s Shéhérazade (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra), Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Shrewsbury Cantata choir), Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Harmoniemesse (Bristol Ensemble), Mozart’s C Minor Mass (Bardi Symphony Orchestra), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Birmingham Festival Choral Society) and Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Chandos Anthem Number 9 (Birmingham Festival Choral Society). Early in 2020 Lucinda was delighted to be given the opportunity to perform the UK premiere of Carmine Guarino’s Italian radio opera ‘Il cuore di Wanda’ in a lecture recital at St John’s College, Cambridge University.
Lucinda has sung in masterclasses with Sir John Tomlinson, Dame Felicity Lott, James Clutton, Gidon Saks, Kate Royal, Martin Katz, Ruby Philogene, Amanda Roocroft, Joseph Middleton and Richard Stokes. Whilst studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire she was a finalist in The Mario Lanza Opera Prize, The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Singing Prize, The John Ireland Prize and was awarded with a course scholarship.