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Presland, Clare (mezzo-soprano)

Clare Presland (mezzo-soprano)

Critically acclaimed British/Irish mezzo Clare Presland is ’mesmerising with an intensity that almost sears the flesh‛ says The Times. Future seasons include house debuts in Barcelona and Lille, and a return to Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Scottish Opera. Her most recent work includes a 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 performed with RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin; Komponist in Ariadne auf Naxos Longborough Festival; Countess Susanna in Il segreto di Susanna Opera Holland Park and Scottish Opera and Soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Gloria and Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass in C with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall. Additional recent performances include Aksinya in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Opera de Lyon; Patient 2 Venables’ in 4.48 Psychosis (world premiere) Royal Opera House at the Lyric Hammersmith; Christina in Eichberg’s Glare (world premiere) Royal Opera House; Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings, English National Opera, Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan; Fenena in Nabucco Chelsea Opera Group, Cadogan Hall; Varvara in Káťa Kabanová Opera Holland Park; Realtor in Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds (world premiere) English National Opera at The Barbican; Carmen (title role) Nevill Holt Opera; Page in Salome, Margret (cover Marie) in Wozzeck, Palestinian Woman in The Death of Klinghoffer, Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Page in Lulu, Sonyetka in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Flora in La Traviata, Mercedes in Carmen, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, and Carmen (cover) English National Opera. Clare trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a Royal Philharmonic Society Chilcott Award winner.


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