Irish soprano, graduated from a Masters at the Royal Welsh College of Music and currently working as a professional singer in London.
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Clare Treacey is a young Irish soprano with a vibrant and exciting voice. Having graduated from a Masters in Vocal Studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Clare moved to London where she is currently studying with acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Alison Wells. While in Cardiff, she studied with soprano Suzanne Murphy and coaches Cameron Burns and Angela Livingstone. In August of this year, Clare made her European debut with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, singing the role of Despina in "Così fan tutte" at the Birgitta Festival in Tallinn. Thanks to her vivacious onstage presence, Clare has been cast in many opera roles throughout the UK and Ireland. Role highlights include Pamina in "The Magic Flute" (Hampstead Garden Opera); Susanna in "Le nozze di Figaro" (Dulwich Opera Company); Despina in "Così fan tutte" (Black Cat Opera Company); Nannetta in "Falstaff" (cover, Black Cat Opera Company); Barbarina in "Le nozze di Figaro" (Opera Seria); Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Opera in the City); Susan in "A Dinner Engagement" (Bute Park Opera); Frasquita in "Carmen" (Opera’r Ddraig); Poppet in "Paul Bunyan" (Welsh National Youth Opera); Sandman in "Hansel and Gretel" (Bute Park Opera); La chauve-souris in "L'enfant et les sortilèges" (Bute Park Opera); Cupid in "Orpheus in the Underworld" (Opera’r Ddraig); Eurydice in "Orpheus in the Underworld" (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama); and Papagena in "The Magic Flute" (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama). She has also sung as a member of Ireland's renowned Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society chorus in productions of "The Mikado", "Iolanthe" and "The Merry Widow". Clare has had much success with competitions in Ireland, winning prizes and commendations in the Soprano Solo, Thomas Moore Cup, German Government Cup, Wilson Opera Ensemble, Marchant Vocal Trio and Oliver O’Brien Choral competitions in the ESB Feis Ceoil. In March 2012, Clare won the Overall Award and Bursary at Arklow Music Festival. She has also won competitions for Irish Song, Musical Theatre, French Song and Lieder within DIT Conservatory of Music, as well as the Dramatic Aria competition and the Dennis O’Sullivan Prize at Sligo Feis Ceoil. She has been awarded many scholarships, including the Lázsló Nemes Scholarship to the Kodály Society of Ireland Summer Course and the Young Student of the Year award at Waltons New School of Music. A diverse and sensitive singer, Clare has appeared on the concert platform as the Soprano Soloist in Mozart's "Litaniae Lauretanae" and Haydn's "Creation Mass" with In Voco Parentis; Mozart’s "Vesperare solennes" and "Spätzenmesse" and Beethoven’s "Mass in C" with Bristol Cathedral Concert Choir; and Karl Jenkins’s "The Armed Man" with Cor Bro Ogwr. She has also appeared as a soloist with the award-winning Trinity College Singers. Recital highlights include a concert in St Mary’s Cathedral as part of the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival, a lunchtime concert of popular arias and duets at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, and a performance of the songs of Thomas Moore at the Boyle Arts Festival. Clare has sung at the First Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, in the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff and in Ireland’s National Concert Hall. She has sung in the presence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and for Presidents of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and Mary McAleese. Clare regularly sings for Music in Hospitals, a charity which brings the joy and therapeutic benefits of live music to people in nursing homes and day care centres. She has also sung as part of the BBC National Chorus of Wales and with the award-winning Trinity College Singers.
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