Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano

Spanish born, Clara studied Piano, Violin and architecture before graduating from the Escuela Superior de Canto in Madrid achieving the End of Studies Extraordinary Prize in 2002.  Clara graduated from the London Royal Academy of Music in 2005 with Distinction and the prestigious Outstanding Diploma. She was presented with the Vice-Principal's Award in recognition of her successes and was awarded the celebrated Richard Lewis Award.  She was also a winner of the Friends of the RAM Wigmore Award 2006.

Recent operatic engagements include the role of Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera St. Moritz and the title role in Cenerentola at Malmö Opera.  She sang the role of  Olga in Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin' for British Youth Opera and Tirinto in Händel´s 'Imeneo' for the Cambridge Händel Opera Group, and also   La Marquesa Melibea in 'Il Viaggio a Reims' at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and, at the Spanish Mozart Festival.  She has appeared in Mozart's 'Die Zauberflöte', Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' and Monteverdi's 'L’Incoronazione di Poppea.'  Engagements this season include Ariodante with the Cambridge University Collegium Musicum, Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été with the Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto and Alexander Shelley.

A committed recital singer, Clara Mouriz made her debut in Wigmore Hall last season in a recital presented by the Kirckman Concert Society.  She has also appeared at venues including the Cheltenham International Festival and London Music Nights as well as Juventudes Musicales, Amigos de la Opera and Quincena Musical in Spain.  She has led workshops for the Wigmore Hall's Education Department in Latin and Spanish repertoire and recorded Turina's Poema en Forma de Canciones for the Royal Academy of Music.

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