Mezzo-soprano Lucy Morton has a keen interest in the performance of music from very early song to contemporary and experimental music. She has appeared alongside Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, the Thallein Ensemble as well as creating the role of Katherine in the premiere of Michael Wolter’s Ava’s Wedding, and more recently the role of Fat in absudist opera, Out at Sea by Blanka Stachelek. 2015 featured Lucy performing in five world premieres as well as directing and performing in David Lang’s the little match girl passion.
Lucy enjoys singing within ensembles, regularly performing and recording with contemporary vocal ensemble - Via Nova - who were recently featured in the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival’s shorts series. With the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir, directed by Paul Spicer and Jeffrey Skidmore, Lucy recently performed in a BBC Radio 3 recorded performance at Ludlow English Song Weekend, and will feature as a soloist on their upcoming album release in 2016.
Lucy began singing as a chorister and choral scholar in her home town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She went on to study singing with Dr Andrew Padmore, whilst also studying at Leeds College of Music. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Music with Honours degree at the Birmingham Conservatoire, where she will continue this year on a Personal Study Programme, under the guidance of Helen Field and Wendy Nieper.
As a performer, Lucy has undertaken a variety of performances, such as soloist at the NHS Carol Service, Haydn’s Nelson Mass for Jonathan Willcocks and Haydn’s Creation in the magnificent Leeds Town Hall. On the operatic stage, Lucy has performed the role of Hyale in Charpentier's 'Acteon' with baroque orchestra, La Tasse Chinoise in Ravel's 'L'Enfant et les Sortileges, as well as chorus roles in Kurt Weill’s ‘Street Scene’ and Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.