About

“Clara Kanter sang with beautifully even tone and meaningful directness.” 

(Planet Hugill)

Clara’s operatic roles include Dame Carruthers (The Yeomen of the Guard), Junon (Actéon), Mercedes (Carmen), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Third Lady (The Magic Flute), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica). She was a soloist in Stockhausen’s Michaelion, as part of the world premiere complete performance of his Mittwoch aus Licht for Birmingham Opera Company, and has performed roles at Buxton Opera House and the Arcola Theatre for London’s Grimeborn Festival. Clara appears regularly in concert and oratorio. She has performed Berio’s Coro with the Lucerne Festival Academy Chorus under Sir Simon Rattle, and with Grete Pedersen and the Norwegian Soloists Choir. Concert highlights include Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Haydn’s Nelson Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and Brahms and Schubert songs with The Prince Consort/Side by Side at Wigmore Hall. She has performed the title role in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista for the Périgord Noir Festival and Théâtre Roger Barat, and was the alto soloist in Janice Kerbel’s Turner Prize-nominated work Doug at the Montreal Biennale. She has featured as a soloist for the Armonico Consort and in broadcast for BBC World Service Radio.

Clara is also active as an ensemble singer. Recent work has included chorus in Vivaldi’s Teuzzone in Venice with La Serenissima, a UK tour with the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers, and chorus in Peter Grimes with Opéra de Monte-Carlo, as well as a recording of choral works by female composers with Blossom Street. Clara read Social & Political Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge, where she was a choral scholar, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Marilyn Rees, Kate Paterson and Marcus Van Den Akker, graduating with distinction in 2018.

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Schedule

6th June 2019, 7pm

Cecil Sharp House, London

7th & 8th June 2019, 6:30pm

Porchester Hall, London

Handel Messiah

The Little Orchestra

 

6th August 2019, 21:20pm

Tête à Tête Festival, The Place, London

Alastair White, ROBE

9th August 2019, 3pm & 7:30pm

The Royal Albert Hall, London

Prom 29: The Warner Brothers Story

The Maida Vale Singers
The John Wilson Orchestra

 

15th August 2019, 7:30pm

The Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice

The English Concert (chorus)

29th August 2019, 8pm

Cour du Château Louis XI, La Côte-Saint-André

31st August 2019, 7pm

Philharmonie, Berlin

2nd September 2019, 7pm

The Royal Albert Hall, London

8th September 2019, 3pm

Opéra Royal, Versailles

Berlioz, Benvenuto Cellini

The Monteverdi Choir (chorus)
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

 

12th October 2019, 7:30pm

Pinner Methodist Church, London

Crossing the Atlantic: English and American choral music

Blossom Street

7th December 2019, 7pm

St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds

Handel: Messiah

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir

Suffolk Handel Players

Contact

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Photography:

Gareth Dayus-Jones, Mitzi de Margary