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Claire Galloway

Soprano

About

The

Artist

British-American soprano Claire Galloway’s theatricality covers the gamut of “palpable pain” and “splendid, funny moments” (B.I.T.R.). A recent Fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Ms. Galloway presented multiple recitals, joined Bach in Baltimore as the Alto I/Soprano II in the B Minor Mass and will be joining Songfest as a Stern Fellow and the Nordic Song Festival this summer.

 

Having performed roles such as Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Blanche (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), she has also premiered roles in the new Podcast Opera Company’s Friends House by Steven Crino, Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Frances Pollock’s Stinney, featured in the 2019 Prototype Festival.

In both 2019 and 2020 Ms. Galloway was a semifinalist in the NYIOPS/Premiere Opera Vocal Competition and the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, in 2019 the Partners for the Arts Vocal Competition, and in 2018 the Mildred Miller Competition as well as a finalist in the Saltworks Opera Competition. She has performed with Saltworks Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, the Savannah Voice Festival, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Stillpointe Theatre.

 

She is a featured artist in Baltimore Musicales’ series. In 2018 she worked with the company to present a recital based on the life of Rosa Ponselle at the elegant George Peabody Library. Ms. Galloway is curator of the related Ponselle exhibit at the Peabody Institute, where she currently teaches. Ms. Galloway’s innovative recital programing has resulted in the best-attended concert event at the Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative in past seasons.

 

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022  |  6 pm ET

Delibes's Lakmé

Ms. Galloway joins Washington Concert Opera's chorus for the final production of their 35th season with Erin Morley as Lakmé.

Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20052

June 2022

Thursday, June 16th 7:30 pm

Saturday, June 18th 5:00 pm

Sunday, June 19th 3:00 pm

Wednesday, June 22nd 12:00 pm

Songfest - Stern Fellow

Ms. Galloway joins Songfest at their new home at the San Francisco Conservatory as a Stern Fellow and Italian Diction/German Vocal Literature instructor. More details to come!

She will perform on the following concert programs:


East of the Elbe, Down the Danube
Barbro Osher Recital Hall
 

Beauty Intolerable; Sheila Silver songbook on the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall
 

Paris, Berlin, New York
Barbro Osher Recital Hall
 

Brown Loranger Fellowship Singers
Cha Chi Ming Recital Hall
 
Dates TBD:
Libby Larsen Forum -
Try Me Good King

David Conte Forum - "Rest" from 3 poems by Christina Rossetti

August 2022

Monday, August 15th 7:30 pm

Nordic Song Festival

Ms. Galloway joins the Nordic Song Festival Masterclass in Trollhättan, Sweden. More details to come.


Final concert

April 22nd and 24th, 2022

Mlle. Jouvenot (Cover) - Adriana Lecouvreur

Ms. Galloway joins Baltimore Concert Opera to cover Mademoiselle Jouvenot and sing chorus in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur under the baton of Laurie Rogers and with Joy Schreier at the piano.

 

Sunday, February 6th, 2022  |  4 pm ET

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022  |  6 pm ET

Bach's B Minor Mass

Ms. Galloway joins Bach in Baltimore to sing Soprano II and Alto in Bach's magnificent work. Rescheduled from May 2020.

 

Third Tuesdays at Six

Ms. Galloway joins Emmanuel Episcopals's Third Tuesdays at Six series performing Korngold and Poulenc with John Henderson

 

Reviews

DC Theatre Scene

Susan Galbraith

Claire Galloway Weber as Dinah, the wife, delivered some beautiful arias. I was deeply moved by the dream she relates to her psychiatrist on the couch, in this production inventively draped as a chanteuse over the top of the piano. 'I was standing in the garden' was filled with the inner longing of this woman. I also liked the risks she took in the wild 'Trouble in Tahiti'...She rips into the song with abandon, moving from comic dismissal of movie musicals as they were written to getting caught up in the plot of one then tearing with fury into the exotic singing-dancing island girls 'ahaahhaahha' complete with phony hula dancing.

Baltimore Independent Theatre Review

Dinah, played by Claire Galloway Weber, is also an outstanding songbird soprano who holds her own against Tomaszewski. Her pain is palpable, and her courage to try and find help seems a thin veiled reflection on deflection. She has her own splendid funny moment performing 'Island Magic,' while flouncing between a disgusted movie patron and a back up dancer for the Polynesian Dance Troupe.

Theatre Bloom

Mike Zellhofer

Galloway Weber's clear, dulcet voice draws you into her struggle between having the perfect looking suburban home and what appears to be an alluring marriage, and the desire for a relationship with the man she loves. She conveys this perfectly in her scene with her psychiatrist and as she recounts her viewing of the South Sea romance Trouble in Tahiti.

 

Second Prize

Fellow

 

 

Fiordiligi

 

 

Fellow

 

 

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Blanche de la Force

Blanche de la Force

 

 

Vitellia

 

Suzel (cover)

Semi-Finalist

Finalist

International Clara Schumann Competition

Ravinia Steans Music Institute

 

 

Così fan tutte (Mozart)

 


Ravinia Steans Music Institute

 

 

James Toland Vocal Arts Competition

 

Partners for the Arts Competition

 

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc)

 

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc)

 

 

La Clemenza di Tito (Mozart)

 

 

L'Amico Fritz (Mascagni)

 

Mildred Miller Competition

 

Saltworks Opera Competition

January 2022

Ravinia Festival

August 2021

 

Opera NexGen

March 2021

 

Online

August 2020

 

Online

May 2020

Alexandria, VA

October 2019

Savannah Opera

August 2019

Saltworks Opera

July 2019

Lidal North - Oslo

July 2019

Baltimore Concert Opera

November 2018

Pittsburgh Festival Opera

October 2018

Cape Charles, VA

October 2018

 
Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti
Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti

with Stillpointe Theatre, 2018 PC: Rob Clatterbuck

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PC: CGloWs Photography 2017

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Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann

with Bel Cantanti Opera, 2017 PC: Alex Souvorov

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Elisabetta from Maria Stuarda
Elisabetta from Maria Stuarda

Lidal North, Oslo 2016

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"God as she makes this earth" 2016
"God as she makes this earth" 2016

St. David's Episcopal Music Series, 2016

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Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni
Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni

Bel Cantanti Opera, 2015 PC: Alex Souvorov

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 Get In Touch 

Contact

Wade Artist Management

Martha Wade

(917) 509-6648

marthanwade@gmail.com

Claire Galloway 

clairegallowaysoprano@gmail.com

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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