Deemed a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact,’ Clare Presland is a Chilcott Award winner. Most recent and future engagements include HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream English National Opera and Aldeburgh Festival, VARVARA Káťa Kabanová Opera Holland Park, KOMPONIST Ariadne auf Naxos Longborough Festival, RED QUEEN Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin, FENENA Nabucco Chelsea Opera Group, Cadogen Hall, La Traviata Théatre des Champs Elysées, as well as joining Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Written on Skin.
Recent performances include AKSINYA Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Opera de Lyon, PATIENT 2 Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis (world premiere) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at the Lyric Hammersmith, CHRISTINA Eichberg’s Glare (world premiere) Linbury Studio Theatre at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, KITCHEN BOY Rusalka Scottish Opera, REALTOR Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds (world premiere) English National Opera at The Barbican, Carmen (title role) Nevill Holt Opera MARGRET (cover MARIE) Wozzeck, WARDROBE MISTRESS/SCHOOLBOY/PAGE Lulu, PALESTINIAN WOMAN The Death of Klinghoffer, SONYETKA Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, FLORA La Traviata, MERCEDES Carmen, WOWKLE La fanciulla del West, SECOND LADY The Magic Flute, SECOND GENTLEMAN Julietta and Carmen (cover) English National Opera, MISS JESSEL The Turn of the Screw Nevill Holt Opera, MUSETTA La Bohème, ROSINA The Barber of Seville and SUZUKI Madama Butterfly Opera UpClose, JENNY Threepenny Opera People’s Theatre and Aloha Theatre, Hawaii, THE GIRL in Orlando Gough’s Road Rage Garsington Opera, and Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tirésias with Malcolm Martineau and Roger Vignoles Aldeburgh Festival.
Recent concert engagements include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Al Bustan Festival, A Night at the Opera LSO St Luke’s, Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem The Ten Tors Orchestra and Rossini’s Stabat Mater English Symphony Orchestra (conductor Adrian Partington) Bristol’s Colston Hall.
Clare trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was also a Britten Pears Young Artist. She continues to study with Robert Dean.