L U T H I E N

B R A C K E T T

GRAMMY®-nominated

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Mezzo-soprano

 

Photograph © Elizabeth Smith

"a marvel" - Washington Classical Review

"glorious intensity and pathos" - San Francisco Chronicle

"a silky tone among all registers" - Town Topics (Princeton, NJ)

FEATURED REVIEWS

"The marquee moments came from mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett, who produced a rounded sound in the alto arias, warm and full into the lower range and equal in power all the way to the top. Her first aria, “Buß und Reu,” was a marvel, her potent voice married to the two beautiful transverse flutes, played by Colin St-Martin and Kathryn Roth. Her aria “Erbarme dich” in the second half was the heart of the work, as it should be, a motherly embrace between God and a repentant sinner. " - Washington Classical Review

 

"At the dark, luminous center of the evening came 'He was despised,' sung with glorious intensity and pathos by mezzo-soprano Luthien Brackett. Even taken at a snail’s pace, the lushness and delicacy of the performance were magical." (Handel's Messiah) - San Francisco Chronicle

"The alto Luthien Brackett was excellent at integrating her ornamentation into the vocal line, bringing tenderness to the richly consolatory 'Trocknet Euch Ihr Heissen Zähren' ('Dry Yourselves, Hot Tears') of Phillip Heinrich Erlebach."

(4x4 Festival) -The New York Times

 

"Ms. Brackett sang arias with a silky tone among all registers (which can get quite low in Bach) with an especially rich tone on the lower passages." (J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium- Town Topics (Princeton, NJ)

NEWS

November 30, 2020

Luthien is delighted to announce that she will be participating in several Christmas concerts in the U.K. in December.  

First, she will be joining the acclaimed Stile Antico for five performances of their Renaissance Christmas programme: two performances in Oxford, two performances in York, and one performance in London.  Seating is extremely limited, in line with governmental guidance for COVID-19 safety.  One performance is already sold out, so booking quickly is advised.  For tickets, please CLICK HERE.

Second, Luthien will be taking part in 12 Days of Christmas, a virtual Christmas carol series presented by The Ryedale Festival and filmed on location at glorious Castle Howard in York.  Luthien and her colleagues in The Swan Consort, as well as bright young choral stars Echo Vocal Ensemble and The Gesualdo Six, will perform six carols on the series, which will feature one carol per day for each of the twelve days of Christmastide.  For more information and to purchase a subscription, CLICK HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 26, 2020

Luthien and six of her talented female colleagues have created a virtual chamber performance of 'Per le porte del tormento' from Sosarme, by George Frideric Handel to honor National Women's Equality Day, and the centenary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  We hope you enjoy it. x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 18, 2020

Luthien has been delighted to participate in The Swan Consort's virtual performance project, #MadrigalsinMay.  There are six videos in the series, and all can be found HERE on the group's YouTube channel.  Here is a delightful offering from Thomas Morley:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2020

The social distancing measures which have been implemented throughout the world in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have necessitated the cancellation or postponement of many of Luthien's upcoming performances.  These include her upoming performances with Mark Morris Dance Group in Urbana, Illinois and in Brooklyn, New York.  Please check back and consult the SCHEDULE page for information about these and other performances as it becomes available.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

DEC

11

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

University Church, Oxford

United Kingdom

Ensemble

DEC

13

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

York Early Music Christmas Festival

The National Centre for Early Music

York, UK

Ensemble

DEC

18

Stile Antico

A Renaissance Christmas

St Mary Abbots Church, London

United Kingdom

Ensemble

DEC

24

The Choir of St James's Sussex Gardens

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

St. James's Sussex Gardens, London

United Kingdom

Ensemble

DEC

25

The Choir of St James's Sussex Gardens

Christmas Day Eucharist

St. James's Sussex Gardens, London

United Kingdom

Ensemble

From

DEC

25

The Swan Consort

12 Days of Christmas

Filmed at Castle Howard, York

United Kingdom

Ensemble