Clare Presland | mezzo-soprano


Clare Presland


Most recent engagements for Clare Presland 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 performed with RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin; Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Scottish Opera; Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti Nevill Holt Opera; 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, Cadogen 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; 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, Wowkle in La fanciulla del West, Second Lady in The Magic Flute, Second Gentleman in Julietta and Carmen (cover) English National Opera. Clare trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and was also a Britten Pears Young Artist. She was a Chilcott Award winner.