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British mezzo-soprano Claire Barnett-Jones was a Finalist and Winner of the Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2021. Recent highlights include her role and company debuts as Fricka Die Walküre at the Tiroler Festspiele Erl, and as Madame Flora The Medium for Oper Frankfurt, and Sosostris A Midsummer Marriage with the London Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Edward Gardner.


She begins the 2022-23 season singing Jezibaba in a new production of Rusalka at the Theatre du Capitole de Toulouse.

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English National Opera celebrate Queen Elizabeth II


Mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy and Claire Barnett-Jones join the cast of English National Opera's upcoming concert performance of Britten's Gloriana, in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in celebration of her life and reign.

Conducted by Martyn Brabbins and director by Ruth Knight, Paula Murrihy returns to the role of Frances, Countess of Wessex, and Claire Barnett-Jones sings housewife. Paula and Claire will sing alongside Christine Rice as Elizabeth I, Robert Murray as Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, Duncan Rock as Lord Mountjoy, Eleanor Dennis as Penelope and David Soar as Sir Walter Raleigh.

Gloriana will take place at the London Coliseum on Thursday 8 December at 7pm. For further information visit the English National Opera website here.

Following her performance in London, Paula goes on to Austria later in the month for a New Year's Concert at the Tiroler Winterfestspiele in Erl, conducted by Roland Böer, and in the New Year returns to Copenhagen for further performances of Carmen.

Celebrating the festive season, Claire will sing Handel's Messiah with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and moving into 2023 makes debut with Welsh National Opera in a tour of the UK as 3rd Lady The Magic Flute.


Posted 05/12/2022.