Scottish-American soprano Claire Galloway’s theatricality covers the gamut of “palpable pain” and “splendid, funny moments” (B.I.T.R.). This season she is a featured artist with Baltimore Musicales, Bach in Baltimore, Mid-Atlantic Symphony, and Opera Henriette. Her Grieg & Nordic Fairytales virtual recital will be presented by Wilmington Concert Opera.
A 2023 & 2022 Fellow at the Nordic Song Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden, 2022 Brown Loranger Fellow at Songfest, and 2021 Fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, as well as a winner of the NYC SongSlam, Ms. Galloway is known for her innovative recital programing with a special interest in French and Nordic repertoire as well as commissioning new works for voice and chamber ensemble.
Having performed with Lidal North in Oslo, Saltworks Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Savannah Opera, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Stillpointe Theatre, she has presented operatic roles by Mozart, Poulenc, Massenet, and Bernstein, as well as premiered roles in works by Arnold Saltzman, Steven Crino, Jonathan Dove, and Frances Pollock. She is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland USA where she is a professor of diction and repertoire courses at the Peabody Conservatory. For the 2023 - 2024 year she will be Artist in Residence in Music at Bard College teaching voice and coaching the opera workshop production.
Sunday, November 12th at 3 pm ET
Baltimore Musicales Phenomenal Women
Ms. Galloway reprises the Baltimore Musicales Phenomenal Women program with pieces by Poldowski and more.
Broadmead Retirement Community
13801 York Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Sunday, November 19th at 3 pm ET
Bel Cantanti Autumn Sings: Mozart & More
Ms. Galloway joins Bel Cantanti for a concert of Mozart scenes and arias accompanied by chamber quintet. She will perform selections from Le Nozze di Figaro (Countess), La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia), and Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira). The second half of the program explores a variety of other repertoire in which Ms. Galloway will sing "Dunque io son" from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia with baritone Rob McGinness
St. Dustan's Episcopal Church
5450 Massachusetts Ave, Bethesda, MD
Thursday, November 30th at 7 pm ET
Saturday, December 2nd at 7 pm ET
Sunday, December 3rd at 3 pm ET
Mid-Atlantic Sympony Holiday Joy
Ms. Galloway joins Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Joy concert with Grammy-winning conductor Michael Repper and baritone Rob McGinness.
November 30th at 7 pm at Avalon Theatre,
40 E. Dover Street, Easton, MD 21601
December 2nd at 7 pm at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
December 3rd at 3 pm at The Performing Arts Center, Ocean City, MD
Sunday, December 10th at 5 pm ET
St. Bartholomew's Bach's B Minor Mass
Ms. Galloway joins as Soprano II soloist St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church for a partial performance of Bach's B Minor Mass.
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
4711 Edmonson Ave, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, January 6th at 2 pm ET
Recital: Norwegian Fairytales
Wilmington Concert Opera hosts Ms. Galloway and pianist John Henderson in a virtual recital of Grieg song.
YouTube premiere video with live chat.
Friday, January 19th at 7:30 pm ET
Opera Henriette: Händel's Acis & Galatea
Ms. Galloway performs the role of Galatea and in the ensemble of Händel's masterwork with Opera Henriette.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
811 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD
Sunday, April 7th, 2024 at 4 pm ET
Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 4 pm ET
Bach in Baltimore Israel in Egypt
Ms. Galloway joins Bach in Baltimore for Händel's Israel in Egypt as Soprano II/Alto Soloist.
Tickets: Early bird $33, Standard $36
April 7th at 4 pm at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation,
7401 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD
April 14th at 4 pm at B’nai Israel Congregation,
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD
Sunday, May 5th, 2024 at 4 pm ET
Bach in Baltimore Baroque Idylls
Ms. Galloway joins Bach in Baltimore for Bach's Cantatas 51: Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen & 153: Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind.
Tickets: Early bird $29, Standard $32
Church of the Resurrection,
1125 Greenspring Avenue, Lutherville-Timonium, MD
DC Theatre Scene
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.
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.
Sunday, October 22nd at 3:30 pm ET
Baltimore Musicales Alive in Song
Ms. Galloway returns to Baltimore Musicales to open their season with a concert centered around inspiration that spans generations of composers. She will perform works by Ricky Ian Gordon, Erik Franklin, and Carl Nielsson.
Saturday, September 2nd at 7 pm ET
Purcell's Fairy Queen
Ms. Galloway joins Opera Henriette to perform a concert version of Purcell's opera.
Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore, MD
August 8th & 13th, 2023
Nordic Song Festival
Ms. Galloway returns to the Nordic Song Festival to perform works in Faroese, with composer-in-residence Sunleif Rasmussen, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finish with pianist Beatrice Vanzo. The workshop and concerts took place in the Vänersborg region of Sweden.
Saturday, June 10th, 2023 | 9 am - 2:30 pm ET
The Somatic Singer
Ms. Galloway leads a workshop and masterclass focusing on body, breath, mind, and spirit connection for singers.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church Grand Hall, Baltimore, MD
Friday, May 19th - Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Händel's Making Messiah
Ms. Galloway joins Andersen's Nightingale for their inaugural season in a re-imagination of Händel's Messiah.
Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church & Schenk Farmstead, West Windsor Township, NJ
Friday, May 12th, 2023 7:30 pm ET
Ms. Galloway joins the Emmanuel Choir to perform the entirety of Händel's masterwork.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD
Sunday, May 7th, 2023 3:30 pm ET
Ms. Galloway returns to the Baltimore Musicales concert series to perform a set by Poldowski of well known Verlaine texts as well as some beautiful ensemble pieces.
Grace United Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD
Sommersang, Carl Nielsen Vänersborg Theater Vänersborg, Sweden
The Force of Destiny Baltimore Musicales with curation by Claire Galloway & The Arthur Friedheim Library George Peabody Library, Baltimore
Ariettes souvenues set with Javier Arrebola Ravinia, IL
Performing with Saffron Chung New York, NY
Lidal North Oslo, Norway
Saltworks Opera with tenor Matthew Greenblatt Cape Charles, VA