Claire de Sévigné debuts as Fiakermilli in Arabella with Canadian Opera Company
Claire de Sévigné makes her role debut as Fiakermilli in Strauss Arabella this month, performing in Tim Albery’s production for Canadian Opera Company from 5 October 2017. Patrick Lange conducts a cast including Erin Wall in the title role and Tomasz Konieczny as Mandryka. For COC this season, de Sévigné also reprises the role of Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
This season de Sévigné also travels to China for a concert tour with the Salzburg Young Singers Programme as part of the Hantang International Music Festival, and at home in Canada sings Handel Messiah with the Edmonton Symphony, Previn’s Honey and Rue with the Niagara Symphony, and Mozart C Minor Mass with the Niagara Chorus.
Arabella runs until 28 October at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto.
Claire de Sévigné joins Intermusica
Intermusica is delighted to announce the signing of Canadian coloratura soprano Claire de Sévigné.
De Sévigné recently impressed as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail with Opernhaus Zürich, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival Finland. She was hailed for her “sparkling top notes and vocal brilliance, lightness and finesse”.
Other successes include Queen of the Night with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Hermione in Orest and Feu, Princesse and Rossignol in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges in Zurich; and Die Modestin in Der Rosenkavalier in the Salzburg Festival’s Young Artist Project. As the Queen of the Night with the Opera Theater of St. Louis, she “dispatched the high-flown coloratura with laser-like precision and tonal beauty”.
This season de Sévigné returns to Canadian Opera Company as Fiakermilli in Arabella; and as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Further ahead she returns to Opernhaus Zürich.