Luthien Brackett
Mezzo-soprano
Born in California to parents who loved to read, Luthien Brackett was named after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium. She is in great demand as an alto soloist and professional chorister.

Her recent solo appearances include the role of third Damigella in a film of Francesca Caccini’s opera La liberazione di Ruggiero for Brighton Early Music Festival in England, J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Spire Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum with Seraphic Fire in Miami, and Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with Skylark Vocal Ensemble in Boston. Other notable recent engagements include two performances with The Monteverdi Choir and Salzburg Camerata for the Salzburger Festspiele in Austria, and a televised concert for the BBC Proms with the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, under the direction of Sir John Eliot Gardner.

Her forthcoming solo performances include Arrows. Eros., a new work by Mark Morris Dance Group featuring two Italian duets by G.F. Handel; J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra; and Handel’s Dixit Dominus, and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers with the North Carolina Master Chorale. Among her numerous commercial recordings are four GRAMMY-nominated albums: Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields with the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week, and Alexander Kastalsky’s Memory Eternal, both with The Clarion Society.

Luthien lives in London.