Luke Sinclair  Tenor
 
  BIOGRAPHY  

 

From the season 2018/2019 the young tenor is a member of the Ulm Theatre. Here, he can be seen a.o. as t5he STEERSMAN in 'The Flying Dutchman', FREDDY in 'My Fair Lady', NORMANNO in 'Lucia di Lammermoor', EGON VON WILDENHAGEN in 'Der Vetter aus Dingsda' and DACHSHUND in 'The Cunning Little Vixen' .

Lately, Luke Sinclair enjoyed successes as RODOLFO in' La Bohème' at the Edinburgh Grand Opera and at the Dresdener Szene 12 Opera, as DON OTTAVIO in' Don Giovanni' a the Bristol Operatic Society, Besides, his repertoire includes suc h roles 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 ERSTER PRIEST in 'Die Zauberflöte' (RCS), BLUES SINGER in 'Paul Bunyan' (British Youth Opera) und 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. Moreover, Luke was awarded the First Prize of the Interational Singing Contest Chamber Opera Rheinsberg Castle. Here, he could be seen as JULIAN in the world premiere of Marc Aurel-Floros' 'Adriana'

In the past, he could be 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 Heiligmesse and Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah.

In 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, as GÉRALD in a tour production of Délibes' 'Lakmé' with the Swansea City Opera and as MALCOM (& cover MACDUFF) in Verdi's Macbeth at the Buxton Festival Opera. On concert stages, he could be seen as tenor soloist in Puccini's 'Messa di Gloria' and in a Puccini Gala Concert (Perth Concert Hall), in Rossini's 'Stabat Mater' (Cumbria Rural Choirs) an on the occasion of the Westbourne Music Festival in Glasgow he gave a Mahler- and Strauss-Lieder abend.

 

 
 
 
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