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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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Claire makes house debut with Welsh National Opera


Claire Barnett-Jones makes her company debut with Welsh National Opera in their new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, directed by Daisy Evans.

Under the baton of Paul Daniel, Claire performs the role of Third Lady, alongside Trystan Llŷr Griffiths/Thando Mjandana as Tamino, Raven McMillon/April Koyejo-Audiger as Pamina, Julia Sitkovetsky/Samantha Hay as Queen of the Night and Neal Davies/Quirijn de Lang as Papageno.

The Magic Flute opens on Sunday 5 March at the Wales Millennium Centre, with further Cardiff performances on 11, 15, 16, 17 March, before touring to Venue Cymru, Llandudno on 29, 30, 31 March, the Empire Theatre, Liverpool on 12, 13, 14 April, Milton Keynes Theatre on 19, 20, 21 and Bristol Hippodrome on 26, 27, 28 April. 

Following her debut in Cardiff, in the summer Claire travels to Germany to make her debut at the Bayreuth Festival as Waltraute Die Walküre.

For further information on Welsh National Opera's upcoming production of The Magic Flute, visit their website here.


Posted 27/02/2023.