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"a marvel" - Washington Classical Review
"glorious intensity and pathos" - San Francisco Chronicle
"a silky tone among all registers" - Town Topics (Princeton, NJ)
"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)
FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS
The English Chamber Orchestra &
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
St Nicholas Chapel, King's Lynn, UK
February 15, 2022
Luthien is delighted to announce several exciting recent additions to her spring 2022 performance calendar.
First, from March 17-19, she is delighted to join the incomparable Monteverdi Choir and the Berlin Philharmonic in a program of Brahms' Schicksalslied and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 52, ‘Lobgesang.'
The performance on Saturday, March 17 will be broadcast live on the Berlin Philharmonie's Digital Concert Hall, and can be seen all over the world. CLICK HERE for information and tickets.
Next, Luthien is thrilled to be joining the fabulous VOCES8 and English Chamber Orchestra for their 16-voice performance of J.S. Bach's St. John Passion on Good Friday at Cadogan Hall in London. CLICK HERE for information and tickets.
Finally, Luthien is honored to be the alto soloist in the world premiere of composer Stephen Banks' Blue Pearl: A One World Oratorio on May 14 in London, joining the London Mozart Players, and Excelsis and Vox Farnham Chamber Choirs, conducted by Rob Lewis. This performance will also be available streamed both live and on-demand. CLICK HERE for information and tickets.
As always, please consult Luthien's continuously updated performance calendar HERE to find these and other appearances near you.
July 12, 2021
Luthien is pleased to join the cast of Francesca Caccini's opera, La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina for Brighton Early Music Festival, which will be made into a ground-breaking film inspired by the work of George Méliès, directed by visionary director Thomas Guthrie. The film will be screened for audiences in 2022, and details will be posted here as soon as they become available.
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
Polyphony & The Orchestra
of the Age of Enlightenment
St John's Smith Square
The Clarion Choir
Rachmaninoff Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
Holy Trinity Cathedral
New York City, USA