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Born London.

English tenor.

Luke Sinclair  grew up in Oxfordshire before training in Glasgow under Scott Johnson at the Opera School of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Support came from an RCS Foundation scholarship, the Jim Forson singing bursary and the Sir Richard Stapley Trust. He was a highly commended finalist in the Ye Cronies Opera Award, and was also a major prizewinner in the International Singing Competition at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg in 2015.

Roles during his time at RCS included Monteverdi (Lucano in The Coronation of Poppea and Giove in The Return of Ulysses); Nicolai (Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor); Vaughan Williams (Fenton in Sir John in Love) and Poulenc (Husband in Les mamelles de Tirésias).

At Schloss Rheinsberg he created Julian in Adriana (Marc Aurel-Floros 2015). Also in Germany he worked with Szene 12, Dresden (Rodolfo).

Appearances in Britain include Co-opera Co (Lysander); British Youth Opera (Blues Singer in Paul Bunyan); Bristol Operatic (Don Ottavio); Fife Opera (Don José) and Edinburgh Grand (Rodolfo). His Edinburgh International Festival debut in 2016 was as an Apostle in the Elgar oratorio. In 2017 he worked with New Sussex Opera (Sali in A Village Romeo and Juliet); Swansea City Opera (Gérald in Lakmé); Buxton Festival (Malcolm in the 1847 version of Macbeth,  High Priest Idomeneo, Itulbo and Zamoro in Verdi's Alzira). Parts in 2018 included University College Opera (title role in UK premiere of Gounod's Polyeucte).

He also returned to Scotland for a leading role in the UK premiere of Song of the Night for the Hans Gál Society (Edinburgh Queen's Hall) and to work with Opera Bohemia (Rodolfo). His solo debut with Scottish Opera was Mephistopheles in The Fiery Angel.

For the 2017/18 season he joined the Opera Studio development programme at the Opéra de Lyon with a solo debut as the Kuli in Zemlinsky's Der Kreidekreis. In 2018 he moved to the Solo Ensemble at Theater Ulm, with roles including both Normanno and Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor, Freddy My Fair Lady, Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer and Egon von Wildenhagen in Der Vetter aus Dingsda (1921 operetta by Kunneke).

His expanding concert and oratorio repertoire includes major parts by Handel (Messiah), Beethoven (Symphony no9), Rossini (Stabat Mater), Mendelssohn (Elijah), Verdi (Requiem), Puccini (Messa di Gloria), Elgar (Dream of Gerontius) and Mahler (Das Lied von der Erde). At Ulm he sang Schubert's Winterreise in the orchestral transcription by Hans Zender.

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