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Claire Egan

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

New Zealander

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Italian, German

Opera

Violetta Valery
La Traviata (Verdi)
Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris
2018
Violetta Valery
La Traviata (Verdi)
Longborough Festival Opera
2018
Waldvogel
Siegfried (Wagner)
The Mastersingers
2018
Gretel​
Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck)
Celebrate Voice Festival
2017
Cordelia
Lear (Reimann)
Hungarian State Opera
2016
The Babysitter
Between Worlds (Tansy Davies)
English National Opera
2015
Konstanze
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
Garsington Festival Opera
2013

Theatre

Ariel - sung voice
Der Sturm / The Tempest (William Shakespeare)
Salzburg Festival
2017

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Classical Source: "Leading the strong cast is the exceptional talent of Claire Egan who pours her heart into Violetta, singing with complete assurance, dispatching coloratura as if born to it and producing a fine legato too. What’s more, she can act and is fully able to express feelings; Violetta’s passionate plea to Alfredo to love her (Act Two) is dazzling and the orchestral support here is tremendous. Later, as Violetta wrestles with her mental decline Egan gives a wonderfully moving vision of a cosy future huddled and delusional in the arms of Alfredo” ( Full Review: http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=15555 ) (2018)

Music OMH: Claire Egan is outstanding. Her voice combines a degree of richness with a glistening, shimmering quality that reveals great nuance in sound, excellent phrasing and some wonderful pianissimos towards the top of her register. Her achievement is made all the greater by the fact that the direction is physically demanding as, for example, she sings part of ‘Sempre libera’ embracing Alfredo as they both lie horizontally on a table. ( Full Review: https://www.musicomh.com/classical/reviews-classical/la-traviata-longborough-festival-opera-longborough ) (2018)

The Arts Desk: "Claire Egan, a young New Zealand soprano out of the Cardiff Academy of Voice, is a talented singer we’ll be hearing a good deal more of... Egan has vocal brilliance and a strong stage presence and knows how to move. Not only was her first act aria done with real style and mature control…, but she held the empty stage alone in a beautiful account of “Addio del passato” at the start of Act 3” (Full Review: https://theartsdesk.com/opera/la-traviata-longborough-festival-review-muddled-director-vocal-mixed-bag ) (2018)

Opera Works Artist
English National Opera
2011–2012
Opera Studio
Cardiff International Academy of Voice
2009–2010
Bachelor of Music, Performance Voice
Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
2008–2009

Claire Egan was born in Gisborne, New Zealand. She trained at The Cardiff International Academy of Voice under Dennis O’Neill, and as an English National Opera, Opera Works Artist. In 2018 Claire will perform the role of Violetta, La Traviata (Longborough Festival Opera); Waldvogel, Siegfried (The Mastersingers) and cover Violetta in Deborah Warner’s production of La Traviata for Theatre des Champs Elysées, Paris.

Recent highlights include Cordelia, Lear (Hungarian State Opera); Ariel - sung voice/Der Sturm (Salzburg Festival) and The Babysitter, Between Worlds (English National Opera).

For smaller U.K. companies, roles performed include; Konstanze, Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Gretel, Hansel & Gretel; Gilda, Rigoletto; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; Queen of the Night & Pamina, Die Zauberflöte and Musetta, La Boheme.

Claire began training as a singer after being discovered on the ABC television show Operatunity Oz (2007) - before this she worked as a guitar maker in Sydney.

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