Claudia Boyle | Soprano

Soprano

Claudia Boyle

Biography

Boyle has secured her stellar reputation on the world-wide stage as one of the finest Irish opera singers of her generation. Her appearance last February in the title role of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, won high praise, with Opera magazine writing she “seemed to possess limitless stamina and . . . to take every vocal demand in her stride”. She won both the First Prize and Critics Award at The Maria Callas Competition in Verona where the Callas Estate presented her with the miraculous medal once owned and worn by the legendary singer. And she was chosen by film director Mike Leigh to star as Mabel in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, his first ever opera production. Important appearances have included Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore at Oslo Opera House and Semperoper Dresden, Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Komische Oper Berlin, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers at English National Opera, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Verdi’s Rigoletto at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Danish National Opera. She created the role of May-Shan in Christian Jost’s Rote Laterne at Opernhaus Zürich and performed in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Her concert career has taken her to Salzburg, Tokyo, São Paulo and Ankara as well as the G20 summit in 2019, with conductors including Riccardo Muti, Paavo Järvi, Eivind Gullberg Jensen and Kent Nagano.

April 2021