Biography

Anglo-Czech mezzo-soprano Lucie was born in Prague. After the Velvet Revolution she was awarded a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music as a pianist and clarinetist, before taking up a place to read Modern Languages at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating with a 1st class degree. She subsequently graduated with distinction from the Royal Academy of Music Opera Programme, where she was awarded the Wilson S&M Eyres Scholarship and an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship, and has since then been enjoying a fulfilling international career. She now lives in Prague with her husband and two young sons.

Recent operatic roles include Carmen/Carmen, Cherubino/Le Nozze di Figaro (Sir Colin Davis), Lápak/The Cunning Little Vixen and 3rd Orphan/Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Witch/Hansel and Gretal (Julita Festivaalen), Venus / Venus and Adonis and Die Verlorene Liebesmueh (Opera Camera Linz), Bianca/The Rape of Lucretia, Laura/Iolantha, Eternita/Calisto, Kurochkina/Paradise Moscow, and 2nd Songe/Dardanus.

Lucie is an experienced oratorio singer, who has performed at many of the most prestigious venues in the UK and abroad, most notably at the Wigmore Hall, Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, St. Martin in the Fields and St. James Piccadilly in London, the Rudolfinum in Prague and in the National Museum in Munich.

As a keen recitalist she regularly performs with pianist Lada Valešová at venues in France, the Czech Republic and the UK. Lucie has performed at the Wigmore Hall with Graham Johnson, Toby Spence and Wendy Dawn Thompson in Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared, broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and in venues in France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and in the Czech Republic.

She has made a recording of David Matthew’s A Congress of Passions (From Sea to Sky) under George Vass for Dutton Epoch and also appeared in the Bafta-winning Channel 4 programme, The Choir! with Gareth Malone.

Due to her linguistic background, Lucie is also in great demand as a language coach: she has worked at Glyndebourne, at the Royal Academy of Music in London and also has a private studio.