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, HERMIA in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scottish Opera, COUNTESS SUSANNA Il segreto di Susanna Opera Holland Park and Scottish Opera, MISS JESSEL Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio and La Traviata Théatre des Champs Elysées and Musikfest Bremen. She was a Chilcott Award winner.

Recent performances include KOMPONIST Ariadne auf Naxos Longborough Festival, 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 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, 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 for the 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.

British/Irish mezzo-soprano Clare Presland trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was also a Britten Pears Young Artist. She continues to study with Robert Dean.

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