Luke Green

Luke Green

Conductor

from the Birth of Opera to Bel Canto
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2016Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70Assistant Conductor
2016Rameau: Les Indes Galantesmusical assistance
2016Handel: AgrippinaAssistant Conductor
2015Cesti: OronteaAssistant Conductor
2015Handel: Saul, HWV 53Assistant Conductor
2015Mozart: Die Zauberflötefortepiano
2015Handel: AlcinaAssistant Conductor
2014Monteverdi: L'OrfeoAssistant to Music Director
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroFortepiano Continuo
2014Cavalli: La Calistoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2014Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patriaharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2014Clementi: Symphoniesharpsichord and fortepiano continuo
2013Bach J.C.: Lucio Silla, CW G9ovAssistant to Music Director
2013Cimarosa: Il matrimonio segretoAssistant to Music Director
2013Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricieharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2013Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75fortepianist
2012Purcell: The Fairy Queenharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2012Scarlatti A.: La Griseldaharpsichordist
2011Monteverdi: L'OrfeoAssistant to Music Director
2009Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70harpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2008Handel: Tamerlanoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2008Cavalli: L'Ercole Amanteharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2008Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgiarepetiteur
2008Handel: Tamerlanoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2007Handel: Orlandoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2007Donizetti: Roberto Devereuxrepetiteur
2006Cavalli: La Calistoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2006Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppeaharpsichord and organ, musical assistance
2005Handel: Il Pastor FidoConductor
2005Haydn: Lo SpezialeGuest Conductor
2004Boyce: Peleus and ThetisGuest Conductor
2004Lampe: Pyramus and ThisbeGuest Conductor
2000Handel: Rinaldoharpsichord and organ, musical assistance

Bio

Luke Green was catapulted into the world of international music making by conductor Ivor Bolton, following studies at London' Royal Academy of Music. He has performed frequently at the Salzburg Festival, the Opera Houses of the Bayerisches Staatsoper in Munich, Amsterdam, Strasbourg, Zürich and Glyndebourne; future engagements include the Teatro Real in Madrid, and the Franfurt Opera. Luke has a particular affinity with the voice and has coached both students and professionals alike in music stretching from the beginning of opera, to Rossini, Donizetti and even Verdi; and anything in between. He has recently embarked on a recording project to present the music of Dr Maurice Greene, an English Baroque Composer contemporary with Handel, to a wider audience. From tenor Fabio Trümpy, studying Telemaco for I'll Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Monteverdi): 'es ist wie ein spannende Reise, wie weit man gehen kann: Luke Green...hat mich in den ersten musikalischen Proben immer wieder dazu ermutigt, innerhalb einer Phrase mehr zu wagen', Opernhaus Zürich Magazine, May 2014 p23 What the critics have said: GREENE Spenser’s Amoretti: "...el fortepiano dúctil, dramático y teatral de Luke Green, que ya fuera un excelente continuista al clave en Alcina." Louis Gogol, El País, 13th January 2016 “Some of the songs are sensational…instrumentalists Luke Green and Giangiacomo Pinardi are stellar, gracefully animating Spenser’s words.” -Berta Joncus, BBC Music Magazine March 2013   “[Hulett’s] light, perfectly tuned tone seems absolutely right for this repertory. His diction is impeccable, as is his effortless communication of the shape and phraseology of Spenser’s verse… Luke Green’s harpsichord accompaniments underpin the vocal line with delicate propriety…this recording succeeds on all fronts… it leaves me wanting to hear more of Benjamin Hulett and Maurice Greene.” -Simon Heighes, IRR February 2013   “Benjamin Hulett gives a good and committed account of [the sonnets]…he is firmly backed by a continuo team who vary the textures intelligently. An interesting find, this.” -Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone February 2013   “[Spenser’s]  Amoretti, written in 1738, were originally written for soprano and continuo, but transfer seamlessly to tenor; here they receive beautiful and impassioned performances by Benjamin Hulett, whose limpid and agile voice is perfect for this music…[Luke Green] and Giangiacomo Pinardi make an excellent continuo team, whose realisations both are tasteful and expertly matched to the varying moods of each sonnet.” 4* -AH, Early Music Today, December 2012
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Musical Work Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70 Immediately Dutch National Opera 2016
Rameau: Les Indes Galantes Immediately Bayerische Staatsoper und Bayerisches Staatsorchester 2016
Handel: Agrippina Immediately Theater an der Wien 2016
Cesti: Orontea Immediately Oper Frankfurt 2015
Handel: Saul, HWV 53 Immediately Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2015