51st International Vocal Competition - Opera | Oratorio
9 - 16 September 2017



Claire Barnett-Jones

United Kingdom (1990)
Is a duo with pianist Timothy End

British mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall for the 2013 and 2016 BBC Proms, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St John’s, Smith Square. She studied on the Opera Course at Royal Academy of Music with Yvonne Howard, Sarah Walker and Audrey Hyland.

On the operatic stage Claire’s repertoire includes such roles as Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Witch (Hansel und Gretel), Zita (Gianni Schicchi) Baba the Turk (The Rake’s Progress) Marcellina (Le Nozze did Figaro) and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneus). Recent and future performances include Leeds Lieder Festival and Wigmore Hall recitals, Serenade to Music with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Handel’s Messiah for Opéra National de Bordeaux and Orchestra of Valencia.

Claire has had much success in competitions, including winning the Leamington Festival Music Prize, the Birmingham Town Hall Symphony Hall Recital Prize and the Mario Lanza Opera Prize.

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