Current and future engagements include her main-stage debut as RED QUEEN/QUEEN OF HEARTS in Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground Royal Opera House Covent Garden which she also performs for the Irish National Opera, HERMIA in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scottish Opera, COUNTESS SUSANNA Il segreto di Susanna and POPOVA in Walton’s The Bear for Opera Holland Park and MISS JESSEL The Turn of the Screw Royal Opera House, Linbury. She will also sing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Gloria and Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass in C with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. She was a Chilcott Award winner.

Recent performances include KOMPONIST Ariadne auf Naxos Longborough Festival, AKSINYA Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Opera de Lyon, La Traviata Théatre des Champs Elysées and Musikfest Bremen, 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 Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, English National Opera, Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan, RED QUEEN Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin, FENENA Nabucco Chelsea Opera Group, Cadogen Hall, VARVARA Káťa Kabanová Opera Holland Park, 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, 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, SECOND GENTLEMAN Julietta and Carmen (cover) English National Opera and MISS JESSEL The Turn of the Screw Nevill Holt Opera.

Recent concert engagements include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican and for the Al Bustan Festival, Canteloube’s Songs of the Auvergne Norfolk Symphony Orchestra, Mozart Requiem The Ten Tors Orchestra, Rossini’s Stabat Mater English Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearances at festivals including The Weesp Chamber Music Festival and Musique a Marsac, performing large scale concert works such as Wagner Wesendonck Lieder, Fauré La Bonne Chanson and Berlioz Les Nuits d’été.

British/Irish mezzo-soprano Clare Presland trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was also a Britten Pears Young Artist.

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