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.
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.
Saturday, February 17th at 7 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, April 28th, 2024 at 4 pm ET
Market Square Concert Series Stuart & Friends
Ms. Galloway joins Market Square Concert Series for a concert including Berlioz Les nuits d'été, Mendelssohn's Six Duets Op. 63, and Broadway duets with baritone Jonathan Hays who will also perform Schumann's Dichterliebe. Harrisburg Symphony's conductor Stuart Malina will be at the piano.
Tickets: $35 with discounts for Students & Seniors
Market Square Presbyterian Church
20 S. Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17101
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.
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