Lucy Taylor mezzo-soprano read Modern and Medieval Languages and was a choral exhibitioner at Clare College, Cambridge. She studied under Patricia MacMahon as a Caird Scholar at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where she won the Governors’ Recital and John Ireland prizes, and performed numerous operatic roles, including Diana (La Calisto) and Maurya (Riders To The Sea).
Lucy is now based in Cambridge. She studies with Neil Semer, and is a Crear Scholar. Recent performances have included Vivaldi’s Gloria in Ely Cathedral, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in King’s Chapel for the Cambridge Summer Music Festival, Duruflé’s Requiem in St Etienne-du-Mont, Paris, and Mozart’s Requiem with the Central England Camerata. She has performed Bach’s Matthäus-Passion with the Israel Camerata, Handel’s Belshazzar under René Jacobs at the Berliner Staatsoper, Handel’s Messiah with the International Festival Chorus of Beijing, Andronico (Tamerlano) and Arsamene (Serse) for Cambridge Handel Opera Group, Mozart’s C Minor Mass for the Cambridge Music Festival, and Mahler’s 2nd Symphony in the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, Bayreuth and Leipzig’s Thomaskirche.
Lucy works regularly for a number of professional ensembles,including English Voices, with whom she performed at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2010 and 2014, London Voices, and the BBC Singers, with whom she performed Poulenc’s Stabat Mater under Marc Minkowski for the 2016 BBC Proms.