Claire de Sévigné
Soprano
New England Encouragement Award 2012

Canadian soprano Claire de Sévigné holds a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University and recently graduated with a Master’s degree in opera from the University of Toronto where she was the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Graduate Award.
           
Previous credits with the University of Toronto include the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide, and Flaminia in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna, in which she was praised for her “expressive voice and nice coloratura” (Opera Canada).
           
Additional training and work includes the Aspen Opera Theater Center, Tafelmusik Baroque Institute, Opera Consort Group, Tapestry New Opera, Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, International Vocal Arts Institute, Janiec Opera Company and Opera NUOVA.
           
Claire recently won 2nd place in the Canadian Opera Company’s inaugural Ensemble Studio Competition.  Claire will join the company’s Young Artist Program for their 2012/13 season. Additional upcoming engagements include the performance of Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare under the baton of Maestro Kevin Mallon and the Thirteen Strings Orchestra.

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