Hailing from Tampa, Florida, Brazilian-American countertenor Lucas Coura is quickly establishing himself as a consummate singer-actor in the Boston area. In April of 2017 after nearly a decade of study as a tenor, Mr. Coura made his debut as an alto soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with Simon Carrington conducting. In November 2017, he sang the role of Nerone in Stetson University Opera Theatre’s production of L’incoronazione di Poppea. In the Spring of 2018, he took first place in his categories at both the Stephen and Jeanie Foster Vocal Competition and the Southeast Regional NATS Audition.
This year, Lucas will sing as an alto soloist in Händel’s Messiah at Memorial Congregational Church in Sudbury. Mr. Coura will appear in the Boston premiere of Stefan Weisman’s The Scarlet Ibis with Boston Opera Collaborative in January 2019.
Mr. Coura graduated summa cum laude from Stetson University with a degree in vocal performance and music theory. He directs the Youth Chorus and teachers private voice at the Community Music Center of Boston. He is also a staff singer for All Saints Ashmont. In addition to performing, Lucas enjoys composition, songwriting, and arranging. Lucas is thrilled to join the faculty at the CMCB, and hopes to help students find the joy of discovering their own unique musical expression.
B.A., Stetson University