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Claire Lees was born in Lancashire and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is a Samling Artist, winner of the 2019 Wil Keune Mozart Prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition and a recipient of an Opera Awards Foundation bursary. Claire recently won the Leonard Ingram award at Garsington Opera for her role as Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos

Operatic roles include;  Lisette, La rondine, Opera North.  Semele (cover), Semele, Glyndebourne Festival Opera.  Naiad, Ariadne auf Naxos, Garsington Opera.  La Musica, Orfeo, Garsington Opera.  Governess (cover), The Turn of the Screw, Garsington Opera.  Venus, Venus and Adonis, Blackheath Halls Opera.  Barbarina, Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Holland Park.  Adina, L’elisir d’amore, Iford Arts.  Oscar, Un Ballo in maschera, Opera Holland Park.  La Princesse, L’enfant et les sortiléges, VOpera.  Cendrillon, Cendrillon, VIARDOT200.  Yniold (cover), Pelleas et Melisande, Glyndebourne Festival Opera.  Lauretta, Gianni Schicchi, Barbican Hall.  Sœur Constance, Dialogues des Carmélites, GSMD.  Pamina, The Magic Flute, Iford Arts.

Claire is a passionate recitalist and regularly performs in the Netherlands for the Vrienden van het Lied with her duo partner, Lies Braakman. She has performed in numerous venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Hall, the Cadogan Hall, St John Smith’s Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Peterborough Cathedral.

Forthcoming engagements includes Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera and Pamina in The Magic Flute with Opera North.

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