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

August 18, 2019

Luthien will be joining the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir, led by John Eliot Gardiner, for an international tour of Berlioz's first opera, Benvenuto Cellini, on the 150th anniversary of the composer's death.  

The tour will open in Berlioz’s home town: La Côte-Saint-André, before travelling to two of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals: the Berliner Festspiele and London’s BBC Proms, and concluding at the Opéra Royal, Versailles.

 

January 19, 2019

Luthien and her colleagues in the Clarion Choir have been nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY award in the category of Best Choral Performance for their work on Alexander Kastalsky: Memory Eternal (Naxos).  The recording was also a Gramophone Editor's Choice, a MusicWeb International Recording of the Month, and one of AllMusic's Best Classical Recordings of 2018. Click on the photo to purchase Memory Eternal through iTunes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 1, 2018

Luthien is currently in residence in the United Kingdom, where she is pursuing her post-graduate studies at the University of York.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FEATURED UPCOMING EVENTS

DEC

10

Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

St Mary's Church

Warwick, UK

Ensemble

DEC

21

Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

AMUZ

Antwerp, Belgium

Ensemble

DEC

24

The Choir of Hampstead Parish Church

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead

London, UK

Ensemble

DEC

25

The Choir of Hampstead Parish Church

Christmas Day Choral Eucharist

The Parish Church of St John-at-Hampstead

London, UK

Ensemble

DEC

31

The Clarion Choir

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Church of the Resurrection

E. 74th Street, New York, USA

Ensemble

JAN

1

The Clarion Choir

Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil

Church of the Resurrection

E. 74th Street, New York, USA

Ensemble