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Claire Debono, Soprano

Born in Malta, Claire Debono graduated with an MMus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2005 she won a place in William Christie’s Le Jardin des Voix.

Claire has appeared at the Théatre de la Monnaie, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Teatro Real, Opéra Comique, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Opéra de Versailles, Kennedy Centre in Washington DC, Teater an der Wien, Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Lyon, Théâtre du Bouffes du Nord, the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, NCPA (Beijing), Opéra de Rouen, the Lincoln Centre, English National Opera, Barbican Centre, Edinburgh Festival, BAM and Salle Pleyel.

She played Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, Ilia in Idomeneo, Despina in Così fan tutte, Zerlina and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Vespina in L’Infedeltà delusa, Minerva and Amore in Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Fortuna, Venere and Pallade in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, La Gloire, Phenice and Lucinde in Armide (Lully), Cupid in Semele, Teofane in Ottone, Isabelle in L’Amant Jaloux, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore, Venere and Iride in Cavalli’s La Didone, 1st lady in Die Zauberflöte, Hanako in Hanjo, several roles in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, Madame Riss in Les Femmes Vengées, Orie and Orthésie in Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, Zima in Les Indes Galantes, and L’Egyptienne in Monsieur de Pourceaugnac.

She has worked with several distinguished conductors such as William Christie, Jérémie Rhorer, Emmanuelle Haïm, Christophe Rousset, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Paavo Järvi, Kazushi Ono, Jonathan Cohen and ensembles such as Le concert d’Astrée, The King’s Consort, Orchestre de Paris, Concerto Köln, The Ancient Academy of Music, Les Ambassadeurs, Ghislieri Consort, Le Concert de la Loge, Opera Lafayette, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, Le Poème Harmonique and the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment.

Claire’s discography includes Le Jardin des Voix (EMI/Virgin Classics), Les Femmes Vengées (Naxos) and Divine Hymns (EMI/Virgin Classics) as well as DVD recordings of Armide (FRA Musica), L’Amant Jaloux (Wahoo), La Didone (Opus Arte), Il Ritorno d’Ulisse (Dynamic), L’incoronazione di Poppea (EMI) and The Fairy Queen (Opus Arte).

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