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 October 2018

St Anne’s Church, Lewes

Handel, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Disinganno)
The Baroque Collective
Dir. John Hancorn

27th October 2018, 12pm

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Oxford Lieder Mastercourse Concert
With pianist Richard Hall

25th November 2018, 6:30pm

St Mary at Hill church, London

Bach Vespers BWV 116
City Bach Collective

30th November 2018, 7:30pm

The National Liberal Club, London

Gala Concert
London Bel Canto Festival
Young Artists

1st December 2018, 7pm

Nevill Holt Opera, Leicestershire

Handel Messiah
Nevill Holt Young Artists
Britten Sinfonia

19th December 2018, 7:30pm

St John’s Smith Square, London

A Christmas Fantasia
London Choral Sinfonia

21st February, 7:30pm

St Barnabas Church, Southfields

23rd February, 7:30pm

St Cuthbert’s Church, Earls Court

Recitals for Valentine’s Day 
featuring works by Handel and Rossini Ismena Collective

17th April 2019

Cadogan Hall

Bach St Matthew Passion
Academy of Ancient Music
Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea,
dir. William Vann

Contact

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Photography:

Gareth Dayus-Jones, Mitzi de Margary