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

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 the coming autumn, and details will be posted here as soon as they become available. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

OCT

10

Siglo de Oro

Holy Week in Hamburg: Praetorius motets

Tage Alter Musik Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany

Ensemble

OCT

23

Carmel Bach Festival

J.S. Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
G.F. Handel, Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Ensemble

OCT

24

Carmel Bach Festival

J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Alto solost/Ensemble

OCT

27

Carmel Bach Festival

The Art of Courtly Love

Music by de Lassus, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, et. al.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Alto solost/Ensemble

OCT

30

Carmel Bach Festival

J.S. Bach, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
G.F. Handel, Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Ensemble

OCT

31

Carmel Bach Festival

J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Alto solost/Ensemble

NOV

3

Carmel Bach Festival

The Art of Courtly Love

Music by de Lassus, Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, et. al.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA

Alto solost/Ensemble

Laudamus Te from J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, performed live in a benefit concert with Impromptu Bach on September 15, 2017 at St. Michael's Church in New York City.  Violin solo: Beth Wehnstrom.