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Clare Ghigo

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Clare Ghigo

Singer/Mezzo

Clare Ghigo is a mezzo soprano with a Masters Degree in Opera Performance at RWCMD(Cardiff) under the tutelage of Leah Marian Jones and Laura Sarti. She holds a BMUS (Hons) from GSMD ( London).
Clare's operatic roles include Cherubino in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, Annio in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, Hansel in Humperdinck‘s Hansel and Gretel, the Third/ Second Lady in Mozart’s Zauberflote, the old Gypsy Woman in Rachmaninov’s Aleko and Speranza /Proserpina in Monteverdi's Orfeo, Carmen in Bizet's Carmen,Angelina in Rossini's Cenerentola and Maria in Piazolla's Maria de Buenos Aires. Clare’s upcoming opera performances include the role of Rosina in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro Fenaroli in Lanciano,Italy.i
Whilst studying at the Welsh Conservatoire Clare played the role of the third boy for the Welsh National Opera's touring production of The Magic Flute.
Clare together with soprano Gillian Zammit and harpist Britt Arend form a harp trio and after their successful recitals at the AlteOper in Frankfurt, Rathaus in Berlin,l’hotel de Ville in Paris, they were invited to perform at the Khachaturian festival in Yerevan, Armenia.
Clare participated in various operatic competitions, she won the Malta International Signing 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 is also versatile recital artist and have performed for acclaimed singes such as Joseph Calleja, Bryn Terfel, Anna Tomova Sintova, Nelly Miriciu, Monserrat Caballe, Daniela Dessi, Richard Bonynge, Luciana Serra and with various ensembles, some of which the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, Guildhall Consort, VIBE, Rossini Ensemble, the Ensemble Telemaque and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she also toured China..

Clare forms part of the Monteverdi Project (Malta) , Orfeo Foundation( Amsterdam), is an ENOA ( Aix en Provence) and a Solti Accademia Del Bel Canto scholar. Clare wants to kindly thank The Joseph Calleja Foundation for their support.