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Clara Barbier Serrano


French soprano Clara Barbier Serrano is studying at the Royal College of Music International Opera Studio with Alison Wells. She is the first recipient of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation – Community Jameel Scholarship.

While completing a Bachelors degree at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, Clara developed a rich and diversified Lied and concert repertoire, and sang with the Ensemble 1684, the Staatskapelle Halle, and pianists Eric Schneider and Alexander Schmalcz. She gave recitals at the Schumannhaus Leipzig, Amsterdam Opera Foyer and the Peter de Grote Festival.

At the Leipzig Opera, she sang the roles of the 1. Knabe (Zauberflöte) and Taumännchen (Hänsel und Gretel), and as part of the Verbier Festival Academy in 2019 was Papagena under the baton of Stanislav Kochanovsky. Clara shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli for several events since 2020, including performances at the Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro del Silenzio, Sferisterio in Macerata. At the RCM Opera studio in 2021, she sang the title role of Händel’s Rodelinda as well as the Queen of the Night (Magic Flute).

Interdisciplinary projects and contemporary repertoire play an important part in her musical journey: she premiered the piece -O- by Fojan Garibnejad, and is part of the dance and interdisciplinary artists company Juliette Rahon & Co for “La Dernière Sarabande”, a project mixing Bach music and contemporary dance. She is looking forward to singing the Dew Fairy in Hänsel and Gretel and Controller (Jonathan Dove’s Flight) in the Royal College of Music’s next productions.

Last updated: Mar 2022