Lucy Schaufer mezzo soprano
Huw Watkins piano
Jennifer Langridge cello
William Bolcom (A. Weinstein) MiniCab No. 1
Bernstein Dream with Me (Peter Pan)
Joan Tower Or like a ... an Engine
John Harbison (E. Bishop) North and South: Book 1: No. 2 Late Ai
Hedy West (arr. Michele Brourman) Five Hundred Miles
William Balcom MiniCab No. 3
John Corigliano (C. Marlowe) The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
William Bolcom MiniCab No. 2
William Bolcom Ghost Rags: No. 1: The Graceful Ghost
Frederic Rzewski War Songs No. 1
Gordon Lightfoot (arr. Michele Brourman) Black Day in July
Bernstein Arias and Barcarolles: Greeting
William Bolcom MiniCab No. 5
Bernstein La Bonne Cuisine: Tavouk Guenksis
Bernstein La Bonne Cuisine: Rabbit at Top Speed
Bernstein 100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man (Wonderful Town)
William Bolcom MiniCab No. 12 Finale
Describing herself with typical élan as Performer Producer and Purveyor of Fine Jams, Lucy Shaufer is one of the most versatile of mezzo sopranos/singing actresses working today, with a career that takes her to opera houses and concert platforms throughout Europe, the USA and the UK.
Her repertoire of a long list of major roles crosses with ease from Mozart to Rossini and in eclectic style to the most demanding contemporary music, redefining what it is to be a modern-day opera singer in the combination of vocal gifts, musical perception and dramatic stagecraft.
Recent engagements have taken her to Geneva, Houston, Madrid and the ENO, and not least to the Buxton Festival, where her talents for claiming the stage were seen to their full in Peter Eötvös’ The Golden Dragon and as Florence Pike in Albert Herring. Make no mistake, this programme will bring artistry of the highest order, mixed with imagination and her customary flair.