We love Luci

24 April 2014 | By Behind Ballet

Last night, after a triumphant final performance of Manon at the Sydney Opera House, Lucinda Dunn OAM bid an emotional farewell to her fans after a career spanning 23 years and all the great roles of the classical canon.

In the weeks leading up to her retirement, we asked you to share your favourite memories of Lucinda and to wish her well for her last performances. Cue avalanche! We have shared all your best wishes with Lucinda; here, we collect but a small fraction of our favourite tributes to this great and beloved artist. Thank you all for making Luci’s farewell so special.


Lucinda shares a moment with Artistic Director David McAllister before curtain-up. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your favourite memories:

Lucinda prepares for Act I of Manon. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your well-wishes:


Final curtsey! Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your accolades:


Flowers for Luci in her favourite colour. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some of your “chookas” messages for her final performances:


Lucinda overwhelmed by the audience response. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

Some responses to her last performance in Sydney:


Lucinda with daughters Ava and Claudia. Photography Lisa Tomasetti

And for those of you who were wondering … the #IM DUNN T-shirt was made specially for Luci by Soloist Andrew Wright. #genius