Free Lunchtime Concert: Luci Briginshaw and Adam Johnson
Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra Series
Bellini – Three ‘ariette da camera’
1. Ma rendi pur contento
2. Il fervido desiderio
3. Per pieta, bell’idol mio
Bellini – Qui la voce sua soave from I Puritani
Donizetti – Quel guardo il cavaliere from Don Pasquale
Verdi – Caro nome from Rigoletto
Verdi – E strano (scena) from La Traviata
Donizetti – O luce di quest’anima from Linda di Chamounix
Luci Briginshaw Soprano
Adam Johnson Piano
Luci Briginshaw graduated with a BMus from King’s College London, gaining a distinction for her final recital, and winning the Adam Prize for the highest recital mark in her year. She also holds the Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music with Distinction.
This year, Luci will sing Mimì in Opera Loki’s touring production of La Bohème and Die Königin der Nacht and Papagena for Pavilion Opera’s summer tour of Die Zauberflöte.
In 2013-14, Luci sang Gilda in Rigoletto (Opera Loki), Leila in The Pearl Fishers (Opera South East), Violetta in La Traviata (Opera Loki), The Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Opera Minima) and joined the chorus at Garsington Opera for Offenbach’s Vert Vert. Other previous roles have included Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Clorinda (La Cenerentola) for Brent Opera and Olympia (Les contes d’Hoffmann) for Morley College Opera.
Luci has a keen interest in contemporary opera: in 2012 she toured nationally with an original production of Martyn Harry’s children’s opera, My Mother Told Me Not To Stare, for which she was principal pianist as well as playing two singing roles and in 2013 she gave three performances as The Grandma in the world premiere of Mario Ferraro’s children’s opera, The Cloud Eater.
Luci has worked regularly with The Medici Singers/Brandenburg Sinfonia and has recently appeared as their soprano soloist for Mozart C Minor Mass, Bach B Minor Mass and Brahms Requiem, as well as Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Orchestra of St Johns at Dorchester Abbey, and Carl Rütti’s Requiem with the Bournemouth Sinfonia at Wimborne Abbey.