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ON THE BIG STAGE A further debut for Claire in May this year with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, which saw her return to Japan where she performed George Benjamin’s A Mind of Winter – a piece she recently recorded with the BBC Philharmonic. Other orchestral appearances include her recent portrayal of Mrs. Foran in Turnage’s The Silver Tassie with the BBCSO and future performances of works by Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia and Oliver Knussen with both the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Contemporain this coming autumn.

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. Claire also undertook the role of Nitocris in Handel’s Belshazzar, performed in collaboration with the eponymous Sixteen for the Grange Festival. It went pretty well: “A barn-storming performance by an actor-singer who can raise the dramatic heat as soon as she enters the stage” Opera Now Magazine 2019

WIGMORE DOUBLE This season sees two appearances at London’s WIGMORE Hall for Claire, including a world premiere. In December she sings as part of a retrospective of Jonathan Dove’s music. Claire will perform his cycle Ariel for solo soprano, together with New work Letters from Claude, an hommage to Debussy and his own song-writing. In March 2020 Claire will sing the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s new song cycle Owl Songs, written in response to the death of Oliver Knussen. Eagerly anticipated, this new work will feature Claire performing alongside the Nash Ensemble and is not to be missed!

Claire Booth’s most recent release: Edvard Grieg: Lyric Music.

Soprano Claire Booth and pianist Christopher Glynn trace an arc through Edvard Grieg’s Lyric Music, interspersing vocal miniatures with solo piano pieces that range in mood from bright, youthful innocence to shades of autumnal twilight.
“Booth and Glynn are certainly on fire here… Booth goes all out to capture the yearnings and frustrations of (Haugtussa) with a truly contemporary lack of inhibition…. This new recital, strongly recommended, contributes greatly to the catalogues..” Gramophone Autumn 2019 Click here for more information and to buy.

Edvard Grieg: Med En Vandlilje (With A Waterlily) Ibsensangene Op.25
Claire Booth / Christopher Glynn / Avie Records


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