BIOGRAPHY

Luke’s 2021/2022 season includes his return to the Volksoper Wien as Sarastro in “die Zauberflöte”, his role debut as Don Pedro in a new production of “Beatrice et Benedict” at Oper Köln as well as many roles at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, where he appears as Sarastro, Father in the premiere of Elisabeth Stöppler’s staged version of Bach’s “Christmas Oratorio”, Marchese d’Obigny in “La Traviata”, Death in Ilaria Lanzino’s acclaimed production of “Kaiser von Atlantis” and his role debut as Raimondo in “Lucia di Lammermoor”.

 

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.