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BIOGRAPHY

The 2023/2024 season sees Luke return to the Opéra national de Paris as Erster Nazarener in “Salome”, alongside many operas at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, where he remains part of the ensemble. His roles include Sarastro in "Die Zauberflöte", Alidoro in "La Cenerentola", Notar and Polizeikommissar in "Der Rosenkavalier" and Titurel in "Parsifal". Luke also appears in January 2024 at the Tonhalle Düsseldorf as bass soloist for Haydn's Nelson Mass, under the baton of Adam Fischer, as well as several Gala concerts at the Oper am Rhein.

In 2022, Luke performed Sarastro at the Volksoper Vienna and Don Pedro in "Beatrice et Benedict" at Oper Köln. He also made his role debut as Raimondo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Oper am Rhein, before singing this role once again at Oper Köln. Luke's other roles at the Oper am Rhein included Sarastro, Phanuel in "Herodiade", and. the title role in "Le nozze di Figrao".

 

The Coronavirus pandemic in 2020/2021 prevented Luke from returning to the Paris Opera Garnier (Haushofmeister and cover of La Roche in “Capriccio”), the Vienna Volksoper (Escamillo in “Carmen”, Sarastro), and Oper Köln (Don Pedro). Luke remained a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Death in “Kaiser von Atlantis”)

 

The past four seasons brought Luke to Oper Dortmund (Sarastro, Mephistopheles in Gounod’s “Faust”, Gremin in “Eugene Onegin” and concerts with the Dortmunder Philharmoniker in Mendelssohn’s “Erste Walpurgisnacht” and Rachmaninov’s “The Bells”), the Paris Opera (Zweiter Geharnischter in “die Zauberflöte”, Zweiter Gralsritter in a new production of “Parsifal” with Richard Jones and Philippe Jordan), Volksoper Wien (Escamillo in “Carmen”, Sarastro), Sankt Margarethen Festspiel (Sparafucile in “Rigoletto”, Sarastro) and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf (Abimélech in “Samson et Dalilah”, Colline in “La Bohème, Death in “Kaiser von Atlantis”, Sarastro, Raimondo in “Lucia di Lammermoor”) where he remains a member of the ensemble.

 

Prior to 2017, Luke was a member of the opera studio at Oper Köln and subsequently the ensemble, where he sang many roles including Masetto in “Don Giovanni”, Bonzo in “Madama Butterfly”, Brander in “La Damnation de Faust”, Schaunard in “La Bohème”, Sacrestan in “Tosca”, Tod in “Savîtrî” and Nunte in “Leucippo”.

 

Luke was born in Australia and completed his higher education at the University of Queensland and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, after which he became a member of the Young Artist Programme at Opera Queensland. He made his Australian debut in 2013 at the West Australian Opera as Masetto.

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