A former member of the Salzburger Festspiele’s prestigious Young Singers Project, Irish soprano Claudia Boyle has secured her stellar international profile in recent seasons through highly-acclaimed performances in London, Zurich, Rome, Dresden, Berlin, and New York. Career highlights have included Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Komische Oper Berlin, Alice (Alice’s Adventures Underground) at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden under Thomas Adès, Adina (L’Elisir d’amore) at Semperoper Dresden and Den Norske Opera, Leila (The Pearl Fishers) for English National Opera, Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) conducted by James Conlon at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Danish National Opera. Claudia performed the four roles of Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta and Stella in Les Contes d'Hoffmann for Irish National Opera. She received particular critical praise for her company debut with English National Opera as Mabel in Mike Leigh’s production of The Pirates of Penzance and as a testament to her linguistic strengths, Boyle made her debut as Verdi’s Gilda (Rigoletto) at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Renato Palumbo to overwhelming audience and critical acclaim. Attracting considerable praise for an exceptional vocal versatility and dramatic strength along the way, Boyle created the role of May-Shan in Christian Jost’s opera Rote Laterne under Alain Altinoglu in her house debut at Opernhaus Zürich where she subsequently appeared as Helena in Trojahn’s Orest under Erik Nielsen. A compelling concert performer, Boyle has appeared at the Salzburger Festspiele in Cherubini’s Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn under Riccardo Muti, with NHK Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No.8 under Paavo Järvi, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Carmina Burana under Ian Tracey, and in Henze’s Nachtstücke und Arien with NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover under Eivind Gullberg Jensen. She’s performed Beethoven Symphony No.9 with Orchestre National de Lyon under Alan Gilbert and with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen with Paavo Järvi. Claudia Boyle joined Kent Nagano and Ensemble Modern as Dede for the premiere performances of Bernstein’s A Quiet Place at Konzerthaus Berlin, subsequently joining Nagano and l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for further performances and a CD recording for DECCA.
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