Luke Sinclair  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

Since the season 2018/19 the young tenor is a member of the Ulm theatr's ensemble, where he portrays such roles as the STEERSMAN in Der Fliegende Holländer, FREDDY in My Fair Lady , NORMANNO/ARTURO in Lucia di Lammermoor, EGON VON WILDENHAGEN in Der Vetter aus Dingsda and the BADGER in Cunning Little Vixen. In the season 2017/18 he was member of the opera sturio of the Opéra National de Lyon.

Recently, Luke Sinclair enjoyed huge successes as RODOLFO at the Edinburgh Grand Opera and the Dresden Scene 12 Opera and as DON OTTAVIO at the Bristol Operatic Society. His repertoire also incledes such parts as DON JOSÉ in Carmen (Fife Opera), TEBALDO in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Buxton Festival - Cover), DANCAIRO (Scottish Opera - Cover), CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE (Scottish Ballet - Workshop), FENTON in Vaughan Williams' Sir John in Love, LE MARI in Les Mamelles de Tirésias (RCS), JUPITER in Il ritorno d’Ulisse and FIRST PRIEST in Die Zauberflöte (RCS), BLUES SINGER in Paul Bunyan (British Youth Opera) and LYSANDER in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Co-Opera Co).

Luke Sinclair grew up in Oxfordshire and studied at the Alexander Gibson Opera School at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the tutelage of Scott Johnson. He was generously supported by an RCS foundation scholarship, the Jim Forson singing bursary and the Sir Richard Stapley Trust.
Luke also is a major prize-winner at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg International Singing Competition and sang the tenor lead ‘JULIAN’ in the World Premiere of Marc Aurel-Floros' Adriana at the International Opera Festival in Rheinsberg, Germany.

Engagements in this running season include his Cadogan Hall debut as SALI (Romeo) in Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet for New Sussex Opera, GÉRALD in a touring production of Lakmé for Swansea City Opera and MALCOM (& cover MACDUFF) in Verdi's Macbeth at Buxton Festival Opera. On the Oratorio and concert platform he will be the tenor soloist for Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Puccini gala (Perth Concert Hall), Rossini's Stabat Mater (Cumbria Rural Choirs) and will give a recital of Mahler and Strauss song at Merchant House, Glasgow as part of the Westbourne Music Festival.

He has also been engaged before, as Tenor soloist, in a number of high profile Oratorio and Concert performances including Mahler's epic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde (Mahler Players - Eden Court, Inverness), as an Apostle in Elgar's The Apostles (Edinburgh Festival - Usher Hall), Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra, Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Goodall’s Requiem at the Portaferry Proms Belfast, Rossini’s Stabat Mater , Schumann’s Requiem, Haydn’s Holy Mass and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem , Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah .

In the season 2017/18 he made his debut at the Cadogan Hall as SALI (Roméo) in Frederick Delius' Roméo und Julia auf dem Dorfe at the New Sussex Opera. He was GÉRALD in a tour production of Délibes' Lakmé with the Swansea City Opera and MALCOM (& cover MACDUFF) in Verdi's Macbeth at the Buxton Festival Opera. On concert stages he sang the tenor soloist part in Puccini's Messa di Gloria and in a Puccini's Gala Concert (Perth Concert Hall), in Rossini's Stabat Mater (Cumbria Rural Choirs) . On the occasion of the Westbourne Music Festival in Glasgow he gave a Mahler- und Strauss-Lieder evening.

 

 
 
 
REVIEWS
 
Buxton Festival - POLYEUCTE
'Polyeucte is a role that lies in Brian Hymel territory. Luke Sinclair, who is currently a member of the studio at the Opéra National de Lyon, impressively met its demands for both lyricism and fearlessly pinging top notes.'
Yehuda Shapiro, Opera Magazine
Scottish Opera – The Fiery Angel MEPHISTHOPELES
"Mephistopheles, wonderfully sung by Luke Sinclair"
Catriona Graham, The Opera Critic
"Luke Sinclair made a very strong impression, relishing a frighteningly comic or comically frightening reading of Mephistopheles. He sang strongly and had great fun on his return from supposedly eating the waiter, gleefully licking the silver salver as though Salome were being played for laughs."
Opera Scotland
"An oily, sly Mephistopheles from Luke Sinclair."
David Kettle, The Daily Telegraph
"As welcome light relief, Luke Sinclair’s playful Mephistopheles, in a grey suit with scarlet tie and socks, wandered in for a drink playing cannibalistic games with a boy, Sinclair slyly grinning as he licked up the last remains on a meat tray with enthusiastic relish."
David Smythe, Bachtrack
Swansea City Opera - Macbeth - MALCOLM
"The impressive Luke Sinclair whose warm tone is ideal for the noble Malcolm"
Hervé König, Anaclase (French)
"Luke Sinclair is a ringingly heroic Malcolm"
Mike Wheeler, Music and Vision Magazine
"Having Malcolm in full battle regalia singing from a balcony box high up in the Opera House auditorium was a production whim that came off.....Luke Sinclair made a splendid Malcolm in his ‘bird nest’!"
Bernard Lee, Bernard Lee Music
"Luke Sinclair’s portrayal of a noble Malcolm at the end came over beautifully from a box high up on one side of the auditorium."
Mark Ronan
"It was an imaginative idea to have Luke Sinclair's Malcolm sung from a box and he gave a strong performance"
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
New Sussex Opera - Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe - SALI
"Sinclair is quite a find, a young tenor who combines a commandingly tall physique with an admirably secure tenor voice. His voice is also rather robust which brought a sense of vigour and action to Delius' vocal line......Sinclair gave us strong personality, commitment and a fine sense of energy and stamina (it is a pretty big sing)."
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill
"The endearing Luke Sinclair makes a healthy sound as Sali-Romeo" Rupert Christiansen"
The Telegraph
"Tenor Luke Sinclair was buoyant and managed the high tessitura well, conveying Sali’s irrepressible impetuousness"
Claire Seymour, Opera Today
"As Sali, Luke Sinclair's ardour had a Pelleas-like directness. There is an edge and mobility to his tenor that would work well in Janacek, and he looked suitably innocent."
Peter Reed, Opera Magazine
"Luke Sinclair sings Sali with a sense of style and frequent lyrical beauty"
Brian Hick , Lark Reviews
"Tenor Luke Sinclair gave a sympathetic performance as Sali"
Alan Sanders , Seen and Heard International
Swansea City Opera - Lakmé - GERALD
"As Gérald, Sinclair’s rounded tenor is first class, outstandingly so in his solo arias and duets with Barbu (Lakmé)."
Barbara Michaels, Opera and Classical Review, Wales
"There are first-class vocal performances in the three key parts...Luke Sinclair's Gerald is splendidly forthright dramatically as well as vocally."
Ron Simpson, The Reviews Hub
"Luke Sinclair as Gerald gave a convincing portrayal of a man smitten by love and torn by duty. His strong and accurate singing throughout aptly portrayed his anguish and his love."
Jonathan Denny, The Keswick Reminder