The young Swiss soprano Chiara Skerath recently made successful role debuts as Mélisande at the Bordeaux Opera and Poppea at the Nantes Opera. She has appeared in several productions for the Paris Opera, including the world premiere production of Luca Francesconi’s Trompe-la-Mort. She has won prizes at numerous competitions including the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Competition, the 2013 Nadia and Lili Boulanger Competition, the 2012 Emmerich Smola Prize and the 2011 Young Promising Singer Prize at the Marmande International Singing Competition. She also received the Pour-cent Culturel Migros scholarship as a soloist in 2011 and 2012.
Chiara Skerath has already performed many of the Mozartian roles, including Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Versailles Opera, Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Frankfurt Opera, Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito) at the Rhine Opera, Ninetta (La Finta Semplice) at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Cinna (Lucio Silla) at the Theater an der Wien, Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Operklosterneuburg Festival and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) at the Saint-Étienne Opera. Her eclectic repertoire includes the roles of Eurydice and Amour (Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), the Italian Singer (Capriccio), and Eliza Doolittle in the stage musical My Fair Lady…
She has sung under the direction of many of the great conductors including Christian Thielemann, Marc Minkowski, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Ingo Metzmacher and Laurence Equilbey. Chiara Skerath has a particular affinity for the Lied and melody repertoire which she studied with Ruben Lifschitz at the Royaumont Foundation and she performs regularly in recital all over Europe with Antoine Palloc. She trained with Glenn Chambers at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris and perfected her vocal skills with Annick Massis.
Die Zauberflöte (First Lady) at the Paris Opera, Hasse’s Piramo e Tisbe at London’s Cadogan Hall and a European tour of Freischütz (Ännchen) with Laurence Equilbey.