Lynn Gissel/Brenda Harvey-Traylor Fellow
About the artist:
A second-year HGO Studio artist from Littleton, Colorado, Luke Sutliff received his Master of Music
degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. For HGO’s 2021-22 season, his roles include
El Dancairo in Carmen, M. Javelinot / Thierry in Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Mercutio in
alternate cast and outdoor performances of Romeo and Juliet. HGO roles for 2022-23 include Harvey
in The Wreckers, Brühlmann in Werther, Sciarrone in Tosca, and A Cappadocian in Salome. 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. Sutliff joined Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist for summer 2021, covering the role of Jon Seward in The Lord of Cries and performing Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He will return to Santa Fe in 2022 to cover the role of Figaro in The Barber of Seville and perform El Dancairo in Carmen.
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/