January 19, 2022

Meet MSM Artist Scholar American Baritone Lucia Lucas

Lucia Lucas has performed on the stages of some of the world’s most important opera houses, as well as in art festivals and one-woman shows. She also creates her own content through music, video, and writing.

Lucia is one of 10 MSM Artist Scholars engaging with the MSM Community for the 2021–2022 season, addressing questions of racial equity, representation, and inclusion within the performing arts and society.

Lucia will be presenting at MSM in February 2022 — details to come!

About Lucia Lucas

Hailed as “one of the most powerful and beautiful baritone voices you could hear” (The Side Balcony), American baritone Lucia Lucas is making waves on operatic mainstages. She made her role debut as Wotan in Die Walküre with Theater Magdeburg to great critical acclaim. Lucas’ portrayal of the role was considered “a powerfully clear-singing” and “dramatically intense Wotan” (Volksstimme).

She also made a triumphant debut in the title role in Don Giovanni with the Tulsa Opera, with Tulsa World writing: “In the title role, Lucia Lucas is nothing short of a revelation. She possesses a voice that can rattle the rafters with its power, without ever sacrificing subtlety of expression. It is a voice filled with character in every sense of the word, as flexible in expression as Lucas is in taking on the myriad personae Don Giovanni adopts as he goes about his lecherous business.”

The Sound of Identity, a cutting-edge documentary by Kirkpatrick & Kinslow Productions, centers on Lucia’s life culminating in her performance in Tulsa and was released on June 1, 2021, by Shout! Studios and can be seen on the TV networks Starz, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.

Lucia is currently making her Metropolitan Opera debut as Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in a world premiere in 2023, and she will take on the title role in the world premiere of Tobias Picker’s new opera, Lili Elbe. 

Lucia Lucas as Wotan in "Die Walküre" with Theater Magdeburg

MSM Artist Scholars are available to connect with anyone in the MSM Community and excited to engage with all of you!

To set up an introduction, email Alexa Smith, asmith@msmnyc.edu.