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Clare <br> Ghigo — Middle East Classical Music Academy

Clare Ghigo is a theatrically and musically versatile mezzo soprano. Her operatic roles include Cherubino in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Madrigale in Puccini’s  Manon, Hänsel in Humperdinck‘s Hansel and Gretel, the Third Lady in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, the old Gypsy Woman in Rachmaninov’s Aleko, Speranza , Proserpina in Monteverdi's l’Orfeo, Carmen in Bizet's Carmen, Angelina in Rossini's la Cenerentola, Maria in Piazzolla’s Maria de Buenos Aires, and Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Clare also performed contemporary works such as works by   Schoenberg, Morten Feldman, Luciano Berio, Reuben Pace, Karl Fiorini, Euchar Gravina, and Veronique Vella. In  the 2021 Malta International Spring Orchestra Festival, Clare will perform the role of the Trommler in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser  von Atlantis.

Apart from operas Clare performed a number of recitals internationally in cities such as San Francisco (United States ), London, Cardiff, Edinburgh (United Kingdom) , Paris, Dijon (France) Karlsruhe, Berlin, Frankfurt (Germany), Pesaro, Lanciano (Italy), Yerevan (Armenia) Bethlehem (Israel), and La Mancha (Spain), and Luxembourg.

Due to the ongoing events, Clare’s recent performances include video productions such as an adaptation of Beethoven’s Fidelio/ Leonora  with The Strada Stretta Concept, Trouser Girl a superhero film with the Teatru Manoel Toi Toi project for Ziguzajg , chorus in Ravel L’enfant et les sortileges with Virtual Opera.   

Together with the visual artist Joseph Calleja, she created the Stabat Metric project. 

Clare participated in various operatic competitions, she won the Malta International Singing Competition, was a semifinalist of the Alfredo Kraus Vocal Competition, a finalist in the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition, and a Semi finalist in the London Handel Competition 2016.

Clare performed for acclaimed singers such as Joseph Calleja, Bryn Terfel, Anna Tomova Sintova, Nelly Miriciu, Monserrat Caballe, Daniela Dessi, Richard Bonynge, Luciana Serra, Jennifer Larmore , Anna Bonitatibus and worked with various ensembles, such as the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, Guildhall Consort, Karlsruhe duo, Rossini Ensemble, the Ensemble Télémaque, La Mancha Philharmonic, Re: Orchestra, and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.

Clare forms part of the English National Opera chorus, is an ENOA ( Aix en Provence) and a Solti Accademia Del Bel Canto scholar.

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