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Opening Night at Grafenegg Music Festival

September 25th, 2018

Britten’s War Requiem, with its power and poignance, was the opening selection for Grafenegg’s highly acclaimed classical music festival. Set in the Austrian countryside, the concert featured Lucas in his debut as the baritone soloist, alongisde Christian Elsner and Anna Samuil. Yutaka Sado conducted. The performance was nationally televised.

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Lucas steps in last-minute at Classical Tahoe Festival

August 6th, 2018

Making a last-minute appearance at the Classical Tahoe Festival, Lucas stepped in for an ailing colleague singing two concerts with this world-class orchestra. He sang baritone hits such as “Largo al factotum” from Barber of Seville, “Avant de quitter” from Faust, and “Soliloquy” from Carousel. Joel Revzen conducted these two nights in the magical setting of (…)

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Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

July 14th, 2018

Lucas embarked on an international tour with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal on the heels of a recording release with the orchestra: Leonard Bernstein’s opera, A Quiet Place. He rejoined Music Director Kent Nagano for a moving concert of St. Luke’s Passion by Polish composer, Krzysztof Penderecki. The tour included stops at Festival de Lanaudière in (…)

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Lucas makes his Mahler debut with Kindertotenlieder

June 28th, 2018

Lucas’ much-anticipated Mahler debut took place with the Prague Philharmonia and renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, performing Kindertotenelieder (Songs on the Death of Children). This marked his second performance with the celebrated orchestra, after the previous season’s performance of Brahms’ Requiem. “It sounded like he had been at it (…)

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Lucas returns to Dresden as Don Giovanni

June 20th, 2018

For his second return to Andreas Kriegenburg’s production of Don Giovanni, Lucas brought to life the title role at the Semperoper Dresden in Germany. This modern production showcases the drama of the timeless story and beauty of Mozart’s music, under the baton of Jonathan Darlington. “[Lucas] convinces in his overall presentation and impresses with his (…)

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