There was exquisite singing and acting from Lucy Knight as Yniold
– Opera Magazine
Lucy Knight is an international opera singer, specialising in Baroque and contemporary music. She has performed roles for opera houses across the UK and Europe, including English National Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, and the Opéra Comique in Paris, in works from Monteverdi to Mozart to Philip Glass. Praised in Opera Magazine for her “exquisite singing and acting”, Lucy is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, and winner of the Making Music Award for Young Concert Artists and the International Opera Awards Foundation.
Lucy read Music at Cambridge University, and completed her operatic training at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and English National Opera. With a “bell-like voice”, well-suited to Baroque and contemporary music, she became a member of the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and has since worked with many of the UK’s early music ensembles. Her concert highlights include soprano soloist in Handel’s Dixit Dominus (OAE), Nielsen’s Third Symphony (Philharmonia Orchestra), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Sydney Opera House (Australian Chamber Orchestra), the Oxford Lieder Festival/Graham Johnson, Sibelius Kuolema (English Chamber Orchestra), and her solo début at Carnegie Hall New York with composer Karl Jenkins.
Lucy is passionate about engaging new audiences of all ages with opera and classical music, and has worked on Learning and Participation projects for companies including Spitalfields Music and English National Opera. During the pandemic she founded Treble & Trumpet with her husband Matthew Knight, creating classical nursery rhymes for children.