Canadian, Mezzo Soprano Lucia Cervoni has been described by Canada’s leading national paper, The Globe and Mail, as “Tall and statuesque, she has a voice on the darker side, and blessed with this natural color, she has a distinctive sound that should take her far.”
Canadian mezzo soprano Lucia Cervoni studied at the Manhattan School of Music‚ where she received numerous awards and scholarships‚ including the Hugh Ross Award and the Anna Case Mackay Grant from Santa Fe Opera . She was a member of Seattle Opera’s Young Artists Programme‚ where she performed roles such as Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw and Carmen in Peter Brooks’ The Tragedy of Carmen‚ and won the Washington International Singing Competition in 2007.
Recent and future engagements include Penelope Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Longborough Festival Opera), Carmen Carmen (Kitchener Waterloo Symphony‚ Canada)‚ Jade Boucher (Dead Man Walking (Den Norske Opera), Auntie Peter Grime, Amastris Xerxes (Handel Festspiele and Theater Magdeburg), Amneris Aida and Grimgerde Die Walkure (Theater Magdeburg)‚ Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Sister Helen Dead Man Walking (Welsh National Opera)‚ Suzuki Madama Butterfly (Den Jyske Opera)‚ title role in Philippe Boesmans’ Julie (Canadian Stage‚ Toronto)‚ Verdi’s Requiem (The Grange Festival)‚ and Dorabella Cosi fan tutte‚ Siebel Faust‚ 3rd Lady Die Zauberflöte‚ Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro‚ Ulrica Un Ballo in Maschera‚ Mary Der fliegende Holländer‚ Frau Reich (Meg Page) Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor‚ Suzuki and Donna Isabella Die Braut von Messina (Theater Magdeburg).
As a Fest Artist in Magdeburg she has also sung the roles of Octavian Der Rosenkavalier‚ Charlotte Werther‚ Carmen‚ Hansel Hansel und Gretel‚ Eboli Don Carlos‚ Suzuki‚ Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream‚ Niklaus / Muse The Tales of Hoffmann‚ Zita Gianni Schicchi‚ Maddalena Rigoletto‚ Diana Orpheus in the Underworld‚ Tisbe La Cenerentola and Henze’s El Rey de Harlem. Further engagements in Europe include Charlotte (Theater Freiburg) and Suzuki (Staatstheater Schwerin).
Engagements in the USA include Third Lady Die Zauberflöte and Tessa in John Kennedy’s The Trinity (Santa Fe Opera)‚ Cornelia Giulio Cesare (Glimmerglass Opera) and Suky Tawdry The Beggar’s Opera (Castleton Festival‚ under Lorin Maazel).
Notable concert appearances include Handel’s Messiah and Mozart’s Missa Solemnis (Santa Fe Symphony)‚ St John Passion (Singapore Symphony)‚ Mahler’s Die Rückert Lieder Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Magdeburg), Petite Messe Solennelle (Norsk KammerOpera), and Messiah (South Carolina Philharmonic).
Recordings include Donna Isabella Die Braut von Messina (released May 2016).
Music is a celebration of the soul, playing and channelling with the worlds seen and unseen. ~Lucia Cervoni