Coming up in 2024
Lucy heads to Aotearoa NZ in January for a brand new performance of her children's opera Red! with Auckland Philharmonia & NZOpera.
Barefoot Opera - La Traviata
Lucy will be playing bass in La Traviata with Barefoot Opera for their summer (UK) tour which includes Grimeborn and other dates across the SE of England. Tickets and full dates available soon.
Wolfie (Robert Tucker), Red (Natasha Te Rupe Wilson), Granny (Catrin Johnsson) and children - Orchestra Wellington & NZOpera, Wellington August 2021.
Cast and Crew of Barefoot Opera's La Cenerentola Summer UK Tour 2023
Passionfruit - Auckland Philharmonia
Lucy was commissioned by the APO to compose a "fun, funky fanfare" opening piece for their Community Showcase Series, performed across Auckland throughout 2023.
La Cenerentola - Barefoot Opera SE Summer Tour
Lucy played double bass in BFO's summer tour including a 5 night stint at Grimeborn Festival at The Arcola Theatre in London.
"A delightful feast of vocal virtuosity and comic verve" - The Stage
The Sunday Boys
In 2023, Lucy was approached by Manchester-based lower voice LGBTQ+ choir The Sunday Boys to arrange two songs for their concert series. They've just been nominated for an Royal Philharmonic Award. You can vote for them HERE
Lucy performs regularly with Ruby - an artist who blends folk, field recordings, contemporary classical and live electronics.
The Seaview Project
With Jenny Miller (Barefoot Opera), Lucy supported and performed with The Seaview Choir at their Seaview's Got Talent and their annual Christmas Show.
The Sun Shall Rise
Lucy composed and performed in The Sun Shall Rise in June 2022. Produced by MSL Projects with lyrics by Rosanna Lowe, this song for community choir with opera soloists and a 3-piece band was performed in partnership with Barefoot Opera and sung (with audience participation of course) on the streets of Hastings, UK. There was a repeat performance in July 2023 as part of the St Leonards Festival.
This is part of The Wild Horn Fair, an ongoing larger project with MSL Projects, exploring creative ways of collaborating and exploring new emerging digital platforms including binaural sound, augmented reality and interactive live and recorded digital and audio performance.
Tête à Tête Festival
Lucy’s new sci-fi comedy opera Module 471 was showcased at TaT Festival in London in August 2022. With a libretto by James Sherwood featuring Sarah Dacey (Soprano) , Peter Wilcock (Baritone), Frank Moon (Electric Guitar) Ric Elsworth (Vibes & Kit) and Lucy on electric bass. Full opera coming soon in 2024 / 2025.
Produced by The Operatists (Sarah Dacey & Lucy Mulgan).
Bev Lee Harling and Lucy were commissioned in 2020 by Barefoot Opera to write a series of three pieces - setting stories from local community groups in Hastings UK. This was funded by Arts Council England as part of the Emergency Fund during the COVID pandemic.
Lucy is involved with various community projects with Barefoot Opera. In February 2019 and 2021, she led the Barefoot Community Choir as part of the awesome Fat Tuesday celebrations.
With Barefoot Opera Lucy also works regularly with The Seaview Project Choir and various schools and community groups. She played bass in many workshops and the final show of Bloom Britannia, Barefoot Opera’s three-year long community opera project in 2021