In the concert hall, on operatic stages, and over online mediums, Brazilian-American countertenor Lucas Ludwig Coura (he/him) distinguishes himself as a vulnerable and expressive performer in diverse musical idioms. Lucas made his Boston debut singing Doodle in Stefan Weisman and David Cote’s “The Scarlet Ibis” with Boston Opera Collaborative, in which he was lauded for his “angelic voice” (The Theatre Times). Most recently, Lucas was a Resident Artist with Promenade Opera Project; this season, he premiered the role of Ida in Gala Flagello’s Reap What You Soul and Ivan Prisypkin in Byron Asher’s The Bedbug. He has also performed Tolomeo in Giulio Cesare (Chicago Summer Opera), Claudio in Silla (Cambridge Chamber Ensemble), and Endimione in La Calisto (New England Conservatory Opera).
As a teacher, Lucas is passionate about helping students discover the joy of authentic expression through singing. His work is informed by both the ancient and the modern, drawing equally from historic treatises on singing and the cutting edge of voice science. His idiosyncratic method produces powerful results in every genre, as students explore what it is like to sing with an unencumbered voice. Lucas’ students find increased range, stamina, and flexibility through lessons with him–but above all, they enjoy an increase in confidence and enjoyment in singing.
Lucas occasionally publishes musical and educational content on his Youtube Channel, which can be found at https://www.youtube.com/c/dudesingslikealady. On it, he dives into musical performances of his favorite pieces and uses his background in music theory to uncover what makes those pieces special. He also creates content about vocal technique, mental health, and other topics he is passionate about.
B.A., Stetson University