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“Clara Kanter sang with beautifully even tone and meaningful directness.” 

(Planet Hugill)

Clara’s operatic roles include Dame Carruthers (The Yeomen of the Guard), Junon (Actéon), Mercedes (Carmen), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Third Lady (The Magic Flute), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), and La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica). She was a soloist in Stockhausen’s Michaelion, as part of the world premiere complete performance of his Mittwoch aus Licht for Birmingham Opera Company, and has performed roles at Buxton Opera House and the Arcola Theatre for London’s Grimeborn Festival. Clara appears regularly in concert and oratorio. She has performed Berio’s Coro with the Lucerne Festival Academy Chorus under Sir Simon Rattle, and with Grete Pedersen and the Norwegian Soloists Choir. Concert highlights include Messiah at Cadogan Hall, Haydn’s Nelson Mass at St Martin-in-the-Fields with the Brandenburg Sinfonia, and Brahms and Schubert songs with The Prince Consort/Side by Side at Wigmore Hall. She has performed the title role in Stradella’s San Giovanni Battista for the Périgord Noir Festival and Théâtre Roger Barat, and was the alto soloist in Janice Kerbel’s Turner Prize-nominated work Doug at the Montreal Biennale. She has featured as a soloist for the Armonico Consort and in broadcast for BBC World Service Radio.

Clara is also active as an ensemble singer. Recent work has included BBC Proms performances and a UK tour with the John Wilson Orchestra and Maida Vale Singers, recordings with the Academy of Ancient Music and Blossom Street, and chorus for operas including Benvenuto Cellini (Berlioz) with the Monteverdi Choir, Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) with The English Concert, Teuzzone (Vivaldi) in Venice with La Serenissima, and Peter Grimes (Britten) with Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Clara read Social & Political Sciences at Clare College, Cambridge, where she was a choral scholar, and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Marilyn Rees, Kate Paterson and Marcus Van Den Akker, graduating with distinction.

Solo Recordings



Ensemble Recordings


1st April 2020, 7:30pm

Barbican Hall, London


Haydn Creation (chorus)

Arcangelo (dir. Jonathan Cohen)

7th April 2020, 6:30pm

Handel & Hendrix in London


Handel at Paschaltide

Vocal recital with Sarah Gabriel (Soprano), Satoko Doi-Luck (Harpsichord), Kate Conway (Cello)


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