Current and future engagements for Clare Presland include her debut with Staatsoper Hamburg and Teatro dell’opera de Roma for Peter Grimes, Ligeti’s Requiem London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Proms, a return to Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (main-stage, world premiere tba), AKSINYA Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk Staatsoper Hamburg, Parsifal Liceu Barcelona, COUNTESS SUSANNA Il segreto di Susanna revival Opera Holland Park, and Dani Howard’s one woman show Yellow Wallpaper (world premiere) Copenhagen Festival and Opera Nova Festival in Prague. She was a Chilcott Award winner.

Recent performances include QUEEN OF HEARTS in Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, a co-production with Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Irish National Opera (released on video), AKSINYA Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Opera de Lyon, MRS LOVETT Sweeney Todd West Green House Opera, HERMIA A Midsummer Night’s Dream Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, English National Opera, Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan and HIPPOLYTA Opéra de Lille, La Traviata Théatre des Champs Elysées and Musikfest Bremen, VARVARA Káťa Kabanová, COUNTESS SUSANNA Il segreto di Susanna and POPOVA in Walton’s The Bear Opera Holland Park, the world premiere of Alexander Goehr’s Combat of Joseph della Reina and the Devil Wigmore Hall, KOMPONIST Ariadne auf Naxos Longborough Festival, 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 at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, FENENA Nabucco Chelsea Opera Group, Cadogen Hall, KITCHEN BOY Rusalka Scottish Opera and Carmen (title role) Nevill Holt Opera.

For English National Opera she has sung LUCIENNE Die Tote Stadt, REALTOR Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds (world premiere), MARGRET Wozzeck, PALESTINIAN WOMAN The Death of Klinghoffer, WARDROBE MISTRESS/SCHOOLBOY/PAGE Lulu, SONYETKA Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, FLORA La Traviata, MERCEDES Carmen, WOWKLE La fanciulla del West, SECOND LADY The Magic Flute, and SECOND GENTLEMAN Julietta.

Concerts have included work with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Three Choirs Festival, the Al Bustan Festival, and the English Symphony Orchestra. Clare trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was a Britten Pears Young Artist. She studies with Dame Felicity Palmer.

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