Luke Sinclair  Tenor


As of the season 2020/21 the young tenor is a member of the Salzburg Municipal Theatre's ensemble.

Before, Luke Sinclair was engaged at the Ulm Theatre, where he portrayed 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 2019/20 he made his debut here as LE PRINCE CHARMANT in Massenet's Cendrillon.

In the season 2017/18 the singer was a member of the opera studio of the Opéra National de Lyon.

Lately, Luke Sinclair enjoyed huge successes as RODOLFO at the Edinburgh Grand Opera, as MEPHISTOPHELES in Der feurige Engel und als GASTONE an der Scottish Opera and as DON OTTAVIO at the Bristol Operatic Society. His repertoire also incledes such parts as DON JOSÉ in Carmen (Fife Opera), MACDUFF in Verdi's Macbeth and TEBALDO in I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Buxton Festival - Cover), as 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.

Luke is a much sought-after concert singer. He sang tenor soloist parts in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (Mahler Players - Eden Court, Inverness), Elgar's The Apostles (Edinburgh Festival - Usher Hall), Beethovens 9th Symphony with the Aberdeen Chamber Orchestra, Haydn's Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze and Goodall’s Requiem at the Portaferry Proms in Belfast and Haendel's Messias, as well as other sacred works such as Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Schumann’s Requiem, Haydn’s Holy Mass, Mendelssohn's Elias, Mozart’s Requiem and his Mass in C minor and Haendel's Messias.

In the season 2017/18 he made his Cadogan Hall debut as SALI (Romeo) in Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet at the New Sussex Opera, he was GÉRALD in a touring production of Lakmé with the Swansea City Opera and MALCOM (& cover MACDUFF) in Verdi's Macbeth at the Buxton Festival Opera. On the concert platform he was the tenor soloist in Puccini's Messa di Gloria and in a Puccini gala concert (Perth Concert Hall) and in Rossini's Stabat Mater (Cumbria Rural Choirs). Besides, he gave a recital of Mahler and Strauss songs at Merchant House, Glasgow as part of the Westbourne Music Festival.


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
Theater Ulm – Fidelio – JAQUINO
(Photo: Jochen Klenk)