The Belgian-Swiss soprano Chiara Skerath trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris with Glenn Chambers as well as at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She has won prizes in several international competitions including the 2014 Reine Elisabeth Competition, the 2013 Nadia and Lili Boulanger Voice-Piano Competition, the 2012 Emmerich Smola Förderpreis Prize and the prize for the rising “Young Talent” at the 2011 Marmande Competition. She also received the Pour-Cent Migros Scholarship in 2011 and 2012.
She has performed numerous roles including Despina (Così fan Tutte) at the Frankfurt Opera and the Berne Stadttheater, a Flower Maiden (Parsifal) at the Salzburg Easter Festival with Christian Thielemann conducting, Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice) at the Bremen Musikfest, Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore) at the Metz Opera, Norina (Don Pasquale), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) at the Oper Klosterneuburg Festival, Anna Reich (The Merry Wives of Windsor) at the Berne Stadttheater.
She has also applied her talents to the stage musical repertoire, performing the role of Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady) at the Avignon Opera. In 2015, French audiences discovered her in the roles of Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) at the Opéra Comique, Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Rhine Opera and Pamina (The Magic Flute) at the Saint-Étienne Opera.
She made her Paris Opera debut playing one of the Coryphaei in Gluck’s Alceste and she sang Haydn’s Creation at the Salzburg Festival. Chiara Skerath has a particular fondness for the Lied and mélodie repertoire which she studied with Ruben Lifschitz at the Royaumont Foundation and she performs regularly in recitals all over Europe.
Cinna (Lucio Silla) at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Theater an der Wien and the Opéra Royal in Versailles under the musical direction of Laurence Equilbey, and a European tour devoted to Mozart with Marc Minkowski. She will also be making her debut in the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Drottningholm Festival in Sweden.