Dublin soprano Claudia Boyle, a former member of the Salzburger Festspiele’s prestigious Young Singers Project, has dramatically raised her international profile in recent seasons through highly-acclaimed performances in Zurich, Rome, London, Berlin, and New York. Important role and house debuts have included Konstanze in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Komische Oper Berlin, Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Semperoper Dresden, Leïla in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers for English National Opera, Tytania in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with Danish National Opera.
She received particular critical praise for her company debut with English National Opera as Mabel in Mike Leigh’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance and as a testament to her linguistic strengths, Boyle made her debut as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma to overwhelming audience and critical acclaim. She has attracted considerable praise for her exceptional vocal versatility and dramatic strength.
She created the role of May-Shan in Christian Jost’s opera Rote Laterne in her house debut at Opernhaus Zürich. She made her Edinburgh International Festival debut in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The Last Hotel and has appeared as Dede in Bernstein’s A Quiet Place with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (released on Decca). She has appeared with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Cecily Cardew in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, in performances at the Barbican, London, and on tour at the Rose Theater, New York, with the New York Philharmonic.