director

In 2015, Claire expanded their work on the operatic stage to include directing. Claire's focus as a director is on creating a strong sense of ensemble and interconnectedness between performers, and using the physical body to deepen the audience's absorption of the music itself. In 2019, Claire acted as guest director at Roosevelt University's annual OperaFest, working with graduate students in the vocal performance department on short works in English. They have directed a sold-out production of Handel's Semele with Detroit's OperaMODO, a re-imagined Mikado in Ann Arbor, MI, and more than ten regional and world premieres of new works with Thompson Street Opera Company.

 

During the pandemic, Claire directed two online workshops of works conceived for remote performance. Upcoming, Claire will be directing a double bill of two short works: the Chicago premiere of Nicole Murphy's The Kamikaze Mind and the world premiere of Joshua Brown's Would You Eat Me?  with Thompson Street Opera Company.