Claire Lees

Samling Artist Programme: 2017

Claire Lees studies with Yvonne Kenny at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD). Roles include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Iford Arts); Foreign Woman in The Consul (GSMD); Yum Yum in The Mikado (National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company); and Papagena in Die Zauberflöte and Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea (Birmingham Conservatoire). As a soloist Claire has performed at Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, St James’ Piccadilly, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Milton Court Theatre, The Juilliard School and Peterborough Cathedral. She was a finalist in the 2014 Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards and at the International Lied Duo Competition in Enschede, winning the Vrienden van het Lied Prize (Friends of the Song Prize). Upcoming performances include Soeur Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites at the GSMD and Claire will join the Glyndebourne Chorus for their 2018 festival. She is supported by The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Kathleen Trust and is a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship & Fellowship.