Lucy DhegraeProfessional Development
Vocal versatility and an omnivorous curiosity” (New York Times) are the hallmarks of vocalist Lucy Dhegrae, whose flexible technique fits a variety of styles. She has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Nouveau Classical Project, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Le Train Bleu, and is a core member of Contemporaneous. In New York, she has performed at venues including Miller Theatre, (le) poisson rouge, Roulette, SubCulture, and Issue Project Room.
Dhegrae, who is “everywhere new music is being sung” (New York Classical Review) regularly premieres new vocal works and operas, and has worked closely with such composers as Anthony Braxton, Unsuk Chin, Jason Eckardt, Susan Botti, Alexandra Vrebalov, Molly Joyce, Judd Greenstein, and Shawn Jaeger. Her opera premieres include Trillium J by Braxton, Andy: A Popera (Opera Philadelphia/Bearded Ladies Cabaret), A Marvelous Order by Judd Greenstein, and Ashley Fure’s upcoming opera The Force of Things. Dhegrae’s festival appearances include Darmstadt, One Quiet Plunge, Bard Music Festival, Gesher Music Festival (St. Louis), and Aldeburgh Music Festival (Britten-Pears Young Artist).
As “soprano and raconteur” (New Yorker), Dhegrae directs the Resonant Bodies Festival, an international festival of new and experimental vocal music, which she founded in 2013. At Bard College (where she graduated with an MM in Vocal Performance '12), she leads the Graduate Vocal Arts Program’s Professional Development Workshop, and teaches voice privately in the Conservatory’s Preparatory Division. She lives in New York City with her husband, composer Shawn Jaeger.