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JUL 22                           Recital Soloist, Colvin House Courtyard Series



Claire will give their first solo recital in years, featuring music from the last two centuries by French and American composers. Featured at the piano will be Cody Michael Bradley. 

JUN 4-6                    Audio Engineer/Producer, Ghost Variations, TSOC



Claire's work as an audio engineer is on display in Thompson Street Opera Company's online film premiere of Ghost Variations, staged by Derek Van Barham, with videography by Aaron Gottl. 

DEC 15  2020        So Long (premiere), Thompson Street Opera Company



Claire will be featured in the World Premiere of Yshani Perinpanayagam's So Long, a monodrama written for voice and string trio, designed to be rehearsed and recorded in isolation. Claire plays an unnamed protagonist who has recently escaped an abusive relationship, and is catching up with a friend on a Zoom call. The work was presented in a virtual premiere and is now available on YouTube.

 

So Long was performed as part of Thompson Street Opera Company's Fall 2020 Commissioning Project, which commissioned works designed for remote performance from three composers of color. 

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Solo Recital

Colvin House Courtyard Series

a solo recital of French and American art song, presented with pianist Cody Michael Bradley. Tickets HERE

SEPT 23  2020                Soloist, Sounds of Pride, Chicago Fringe Opera



Claire will be featured along with pianist Cody Michael Bradley performing "Electric" by composer Jasmine Thomasian, as part of Chicago Fringe Opera's "Sounds of Pride" online event. View Claire's performance, with an introduction by the composer, HERE

FEB 8-16 2020 Ensemble, Freedom Ride (premiere), Chicago Opera Theater



Claire is excited to make their debut with Chicago Opera Theater as an ensemble member in Dan Shore's Freedom Ride, inspired by the freedom riders of the Civil Rights Movement.

DEC 14 2019                Winner, Chicago Opera-On-Tap annual "Div@-Off"



Claire is thrilled to be named the winner of the annual Opera-on-Tap "Div@-Off", an over-the-top competition of singing, acting, and nonsense! In Round One, Claire performed "To This We've Come" from Menotti's disturbing The Consul in the guise of Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio. In the Finals, Claire performed a double-drag act to Rossini's iconic aria, "Una voce poco fa," in which they depicted a hit-man going undercover as a sexy lady in order to snare his target.

DEC 5-6 2019                                                Director, Apart/ment 



Claire directs the staged premiere of the poignant and painful one-act opera "Apart/ment" by Rebekah Driscoll, which depicts four different stories of homelessness. "Apart/ment" is presented as part of Thompson Street Opera Company's "Faulty Systems" program, which raises money for social causes through a multidisciplinary event featuring artists and activist speakers. 

JUN-JUL  2019     Marie, Wozzeck (study-cover), Apprentice Artist Scenes



Claire is over the moon to be learning a dream role, Marie in Alban Berg's infamous Wozzeck, as an Apprentice Artist at Des Moines Metro Opera this summer. Claire will also appear in a selection of scenes from Un ballo in maschera, Jenufa, and Gloriana as part of the program. 

MAY 17-25  2019                                       Hera, All Wounds Bleed 

Claire is thrilled to debut with Chicago Fringe Opera as the iconic Hera, Mother of the Gods, in Christopher Cerrone's evocative one act opera, All Wounds Bleed. 

APR 4-7  2019       Director, The Hat (PREMIERE) & The Man Who Woke Up



Claire stage directs Thompson Street Opera Company's spring mainstage production, a double bill featuring the premiere of the minimalist one-act opera The Hat: Arendt Meets Heidegger (K. Siegel) as well as the Chicago premiere of the absurdist comedy The Man Who Woke Up (R. Haigh). Review HERE