Claudia Boyle
Soprano

“The real discovery here is Claudia Boyle, who brings tremendous presence to the part of Mabel” (The Guardian, May 2015)

Contacts

Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
Christopher Lawson +44 (0)20 3725 9108

Biography

Dublin-born Claudia Boyle has recently made a number of important role and house debuts including Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Komische Oper Berlin, Tytania in Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream conducted by James Conlon at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Danish National Opera under Martin André. Last season she made her Edinburgh International Festival debut in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s chamber opera, The Last Hotel, she created the role of May-Shan in Christian Jost’s opera, Rote Laterne in her house debut with Opernhaus Zürich, made her company debut for Semperoper Dresden as Adina

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Dublin-born Claudia Boyle has recently made a number of important role and house debuts including Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Komische Oper Berlin, Tytania in Paul Curran’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream conducted by James Conlon at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) with Danish National Opera under Martin André. Last season she made her Edinburgh International Festival debut in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s chamber opera, The Last Hotel, she created the role of May-Shan in Christian Jost’s opera, Rote Laterne in her house debut with Opernhaus Zürich, made her company debut for Semperoper Dresden as Adina (L’elisir d’amore) under Matteo Beltrami, returned to Opera di Roma for her role debut as Gilda (Rigoletto) under Renato Palumbo, and 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.

Current season highlights include a company debut with The Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Cecily Cardew (The Importance of Being Earnest) with performances at the Barbican Theatre, London and at the Rose Theater, New York with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Ilan Volkov. She also reprises the roles of Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance) in Luxembourg and Caen and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) in Dresden.

At the 2012 Concorso Maria Callas Verona, Claudia was awarded both First Prize and the Critics’ Prize.

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Shirley Thomson +44 (0)20 3725 9173
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Reviews

“The singing is done, sensationally well, by Claudia Boyle as the other woman” (What’s On Stage, August 2015)

“Claudia Boyle as the mistress [sings] thrillingly well above [the score], in great curlicues of vocal anguish…slinky, mysterious, voluptuous.” (Independent, August 2015)

“There is a real sense of purpose and precision to Claudia Boyle, as the Woman…Boyle [gives a] wonderfully expressive performance: her voice clear and refreshing as it rises in glorious moments of calm lament; her physical portrayal of confidence and regret; and her look of haunted fear” (The Stage, August 2015)

“Claudia Boyle’s Woman sings a mesmerising deathbed elegy” (The

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“The singing is done, sensationally well, by Claudia Boyle as the other woman” (What’s On Stage, August 2015)

“Claudia Boyle as the mistress [sings] thrillingly well above [the score], in great curlicues of vocal anguish…slinky, mysterious, voluptuous.” (Independent, August 2015)

“There is a real sense of purpose and precision to Claudia Boyle, as the Woman…Boyle [gives a] wonderfully expressive performance: her voice clear and refreshing as it rises in glorious moments of calm lament; her physical portrayal of confidence and regret; and her look of haunted fear” (The Stage, August 2015)

“Claudia Boyle’s Woman sings a mesmerising deathbed elegy” (The Guardian, August 2015)

“her poised and glittery soprano made light of the role’s demands, and she has a vivacious presence.” (Opera Magazine, July 2015)

“Claudia Boyle’s Mabel turns Poor Wandering One into an eruption of smouldering desire” (The Times, May 2015)

“The real discovery here is Claudia Boyle, who brings tremendous presence to the part of Mabel, and dispatches the dizzy bel canto parodies in her arias with impressive assurance.” (The Guardian, May 2015)

“Claudia Boyle’s forthright Mabel delivers the coloratura of ‘Poor Wandering One’ with insouciant ease” (The Telegraph, May 2015)

“attractive coloratura singing from Claudia Boyle as Mabel.” (New York Times, May 2015)

"Claudia Boyle was a captivating Gilda and…movingly depicted the character with dramatic accents and robust high notes." (Bachtrack.com, November 2014)

"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)