Lynn Gissel/Brenda Harvey-Traylor Fellow
About the artist:
A first-year HGO Studio artist from Littleton, Colorado, Luke Sutliff recently completed his Master of Music degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, he will perform El Dancairo in Carmen, M. Javelinot / Thierry in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Mercutio in alternate cast performances of Romeo and Juliet. At the Shepherd School, he appeared as Kaiser Overall in Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Johannes Zegner in Proving Up. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with the late Sanford Sylvan and made his Alice Tully Hall debut performing Fauré’s L’horizon chimérique. Sutliff previously performed the roles of Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Belcore in The Elixir of Love at the Chautauqua Institute. Last summer, he had been set to make his debut in the role of Elder McLean in Susannah at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, but that was canceled due to COVID-19. Sutliff joined Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist for summer 2021, covering the roles of Jon Seward in The Lord of Cries and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
HGO appearances: Dancaire in Carmen; M. Javelinot and Thierry in Dialogues des Carmélites; Mercutio in Miller/Woodlands performances of Romeo and Juliet. First-year HGO Studio artist.
Previously at HGO: Finalist in HGO’s 2021 Eleanor McCollum Competition Concert of Arias.
Artist’s website: https://www.lukesutliffbaritone.com/