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Clare Presland
Mezzo Soprano
Deemed a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact,’ Clare Presland was the 2014 Chilcott Award winner. Current and future engagements include HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan and Aldeburgh Festival, WARDROBE MISTRESS/SCHOOLBOY/PAGE Lulu English National Opera, VARVARA Káťa Kabanová Opera Holland Park, RED QUEEN Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin, as well as joining Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Written on Skin. In future seasons, she makes her debut at Théatre des Champs Elysées, Opera de Dijon and Theatre du Capitole Toulouse and returns to English National Opera in a leading role.

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Deemed a ‘major young artist with the potential to make an international impact,’ Clare Presland was the 2014 Chilcott Award winner. Current and future engagements include HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan and Aldeburgh Festival, WARDROBE MISTRESS/SCHOOLBOY/PAGE Lulu English National Opera, VARVARA Káťa Kabanová Opera Holland Park, RED QUEEN Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin, as well as joining Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Written on Skin. In future seasons, she makes her debut at Théatre des Champs Elysées, Opera de Dijon and Theatre du Capitole Toulouse and returns to English National Opera in a leading role.

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,  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, 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. She has been the recipient of awards such as a 2012 Grange Park Opera Scholarship and was a finalist in the Maureen Lehane vocal awards 2011 at the Wigmore Hall, winning the Odette Sansom Memorial prize for English song. Clare is also a Britten Pears Young Artist. She continues to study with Robert Dean.



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