Claire de Monteil soprano
Claire de Monteil is quickly gaining recognition around the world as an important soprano on the rise. Her performances include the title roles in Suor Angelica and Ariadne auf Naxos, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Fiordiligi in Così Fan Tutte, the Foreign Princess in Dvorak’s Rusalka and the First Lady in The Magic Fute at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia (USA) under the baton of Christopher Macatsoris. She made her European debut as the role of Simone in the French operetta Les Mousquetaires au Couvent by Louis Varney at the Grand Avignon Opera House in France directed by Dominique Trottein. A Paris native, she received her education at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva in Maria Diaconu’s studio (2011-2016) and at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia in Bill Schuman’s studio (2016-2020). She has gone on to win many prestigious awards, including an encouragement in Opera Index Competition, a Grant in Gerda Lissner Opera Competition in New York, first Prizes in France's Opera en Arles Competition and Opera Jeunes Espoirs Raymond Duffaut Competition in Avignon, first Prize in the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition in Philadelphia and Australia's prestigious Elizabeth Connell Prize. She was a semifinalist of the Leila Gencer Voice Competition 2015 in Istanbul and the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in 2018 and 2019 in Jurmala and Villach. She was the 3rd Prize Winner of the Loren L. Zachary Society for the Performing Arts Competition 2019 in Los Angeles. In 2020, she was one of the semifinalists of the Metropolitan Opera National Council in New York. In September 2022, she won the 2nd prize of the Renata Tebaldi Competition in San Marino. In November 2022, she was one of the 8 singers selected for the Tremplin Fonds Tutti with Anna Pirozzi as her mentor. In February 2023, she made her debut at the iconic Salle Gaveau in Paris with the Alliance Orchestra, and will be performing there again in November 2023. In April 2023 she performed with an ensemble of the super soloist of the Paris Opera House Orchestra at the Amphitheater of the Bastille Opera House in Paris. In May 2023 she was the soprano soloist in the Mass in C major of Beethoven with the Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes in France under the baton of Michel Piquemal. She made her début with the Toulon Opera House in France as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with Bartabas production at the National Scene of Châteauvallon in July 2023. Her future engagements include covering the role of Fiora in L’amore dei tre re from Montemezzi at la Scala di Milano in October 2023. In December 2023, she will be covering Joyce El Khoury in the title role of la Sorcière by Camille Erlanger, conducted by Guillaume Tourniaire at the Geneva Opera House. Claire will be making her Italian début as Leonora in Il Trovatore in 2024.