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ON THE BIG STAGE Recent orchestral performances have seen Claire debut with the Stockholm and Norrköping Philharmonics and the Tokyo Philharmonic. She returns to Japan in 2019 for performances of George Benjamin with the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  Claire has also consolidated her relationship with the BBC Philharmonic, recording broadcast concerts of Berg, Thea Musgrave, Henze and George Benjamin.

OPERATIC SUCCESS Critical acclaim for Claire’s portrayal of Handel’s forgotten heroine Berenice at London’s Royal Opera House.  Performed for the first time in the UK since it’s premiere in 1775, Laurence Cummings conducted this all-but-forgotten masterpiece which saw Claire, as Queen of Egypt, navigating her way through a man’s world of love, lust and intrigue.  The success of this sell-out run surely makes it ripe for another revival soon.  See Claire in more Handel this summer as she’s performs the role of Nitocris in Belshazzar for the Grange Festival.

SCHUMANN, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT! A recent collaboration with the Prince Consort saw Claire working with Jazz legend Jason Rebello to reinterpret Schumann’s beautiful song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben. Debuting at the Lammermuir Festival Jason, Claire and pianist Alistair Hogarth produced an unforgettable jazz-inspired reworking of Schumann’s vocal and piano material – much of it improvised in performance! Still available to listen on BBC Radio 3, and coming to a festival near you..

Claire Booth’s most recent release on Avie Records: Percy Grainger Folk Music.

A beautiful celebration of a subversive composer’ says the Guardian. Christopher Glynn and Claire Booth shine in equal measure on this CD of iconoclast and musical innovator Percy Grainger’s incredibly nuanced settings of British folk tunes – which includes Claire’s debut recording as a piano duet partner in their magnificent rendition of Grainger’s famous ‘Country Gardens’

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Latest Recordings

  • Percy Grainger Folk Music
    Percy Grainger Folk Music
    Claire Booth (soprano), Christopher Glynn (piano) “Booth and Glynn beautifully manage the contrasts between simplicity and immense sophistication that all...
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  • Read-Thomas: Of Being a Bird
    Read-Thomas: Of Being a Bird
    Performers include Claire Booth, Nathan Cole, Nicola Melville, Parker Quartet, Third Coast Percussion Orchestra: Aurora Orchestra Conductor: Nicholas Collon Composer:...
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