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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). Chorus and cover work includes Scottish Opera and the Buxton Festival. 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, Itulbo and Zamoro as cover in Verdi's Alzira). 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). Following extensive chorus and cover work with Scottish Opera, his solo debut with that company is as Mephistopheles in The Fiery Angel.

Later in the year he joins the Opera Studio development programme at the Opéra de Lyon with a solo debut scheduled for January 2018 as the Koolie in Zemlinsky's Der Kreidekreis.

His expanding concert repertoire includes major parts by Handel (Messiah), Mendelssohn (Elijah), Verdi (Requiem), Puccini (Messa di Gloria) and Elgar (Dream of Gerontius).

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