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Clara Orif

From a Franco-Scottish family, Clara Orif started singing at a young age, joining the choir of La Maitrise de Radio France at just eight years old. Studying as both an organist and a singer, she graduated in music theory from the Conservatoire of Paris and with a Bachelors in Musicology from La Sorbonne University in Paris.

Clara studied singing and theatre at the Conservatoire of Bobigny where she performed baroque chamber music and took part in several masterclasses, including Sandrine Piau’s Mozart masterclass. She sung Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and the role of L’Esprit in Massenet’s Cendrillon as part of the conservatoire’s Opera productions.

Making her debut as Larinda in Adolph Hasse’s Larinda e Vanesio with the Piccol’opera company in Paris, she was then invited to sing a series of Mozart arias and duets with the Spanish baritone Leopoldo Rojas O’Donnell and the Piccol’opera ensemble at the Festival impromptu at the Chambon sur Lignon and at Yevres le Chatel’s Music and Roses Concerts. Since 2018, she has been collaborating with the young composer Ambroise Divaret and created the role of Marianne in his operetta L’Enlevement Consentant with the Fantasio company.

Clara is a Masters student at the Royal Academy of Music where she is studying with Mary Nelson and Matthew Fletcher. Clara has performed the roles of Adina, Marie and Armida and is taking part in the Royal Academy’s production of Gianni Schicchi in the role of Gherardino. Next year, she will be entering the Royal Academy Opera School.

Last updated: May 2022