Irish soprano Claudia Boyle is a native of Dublin and graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music with first class honours. She was subsequently an Opera Theatre Company Young Artist and a member of the prestigious Young Singers Project at the 2010 Salzburg Festival.
Since Salzburg, Claudia has appeared at the Wexford Opera Festival as La Comtesse (La cour de Célimène), at Komische Oper Berlin as Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and with the Philharmonia Orchestra under John Wilson as Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow). With Teatro dell’Opera di Roma she has appeared as Cunegonde (Candide) under Wayne Marshall, as Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) under Gabriele Ferro, and in Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream conducted by James Conlon. She returned to the 2011 Salzburg Festival to perform Cherubini’s Chant sur la mort de Joseph Haydn under Riccardo Muti.
This season Claudia Boyle makes her role debut as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Danish National Opera under Martin André and Gilda (Rigoletto) with Teatro dell'Opera Di Roma under Renato Palumbo. She also appears as Dede (Bernstein’s A Quiet Place) with Ensemble Modern under Kent Nagano and Adina (L'Elisir d'Amore) Semperoper Dresden under Matteo Beltrami. In concert she performs Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra under Kenneth Montgomery and appears in a special Christmas concert with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.
Last season she made her debut with NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover under Eivind Gullberg Jensen and with The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen under Paavo Järvi. She also appeared with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in an opera gala opposite Joseph Calleja.
Claudia’s other roles include Violetta (La traviata), Adina (L’elisir d’amore), Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Micaela (Carmen), Musetta (La bohème), Norina (Don Pasquale), Sandrina (La finta giardiniera) and Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte).
She was recipient of the Opera Prize at the 2010 's-Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and was awarded both First Prize and the Critics’ Prize at the 2012 Concorso Maria Callas Verona.
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"...excels in the virtiginous flounces of the Countess' coloratura."