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BIOGRAPHY

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 Elena (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze) with Wexford Festival Opera and as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Danish National Opera under Martin André. She also appears as Dede (Bernstein’s A Quiet Place) with Ensemble Modern under Kent Nagano. In concert she performs Messiah with the Ulster Orchestra under Kenneth Montgomery and appears in a special Christmas concert with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.

She was recipient of the Opera Prize at the 2010 's-Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competion and was awarded both First Prize and Critics’ Prize at the 2012 Concorso Maria Callas Verona.

 

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REVIEWS

"Claudia Boyle launched into a fearless program with an electrifying performance of Vivaldi's Agitata da due venti. She also exhibited astonishing breath control in Non mi dir, a joyous Les Filles de Cadix that never descended into camp, and a Regnava nel silenzio that showed off her gleaming top. Unlike many singers, who over-calculate their charm and wit, Boyle rolls the dice in a big way and lands safely every time." (Brian Kellow, Opera News, February 2014)

“Claudia Boyle (Dede), Jonathan McGovern (Junior) and Christopher Purves (Sam) sing impressively.” (Peter Uehling, Berliner Zeitung, November 2013)

"Claudia Boyle scores another coloratura triumph." (The Irish Independent, October 2013)

"A real star in the making." (Ian Fox, Opera, September 2013)

"Claudia Boyle excels in the vertiginous flounces of the Countess's coloratura." (The Guardian, October 2011)

"Claudia Boyle does full justice to Thomas's extravagant coloratura, vocal acrobatics and elaborate roulades." (The Irish Independent, October 2011)