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.). Ms. Galloway will join the Ravinia Steans Music Institute as a Fellow this summer online and in person next year. In 2020-21 she will again join Baltimore Musicales’s series and will be the Soprano II and Alto soloist for Bach’s B Minor Mass with Bach in Baltimore.

 

This season she was a semifinalist in the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition and performed with Opera Lafayette’s 1806 revival of Beethoven’s Léonore at the Kennedy Center and in New York.

Having performed roles such as Blanche (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Contessa (Nozze di Figaro), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), she has also premiered roles in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Frances Pollock’s Stinney, featured in the 2019 Prototype Festival.

 

In 2019 Ms. Galloway was a semifinalist in the James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, NYIOPS/Premiere Opera Vocal Competition, the Partners for the Arts Vocal Competition and in 2018 a semifinalist in the Mildred Miller Competition and 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.

 

In 2018 she presented 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 programming has resulted in the best attended concert event at the Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative in past seasons.

 

Sep 09, 2019

with Podcast Opera Company

Sam & Community Member in Friends House

Ms. Galloway joins the Podcast Opera Company to sing the roles of Sam and Community Member in Steven Crino and Joshua Sheid's Friends House. The opera uses the form of a podcast to advertise for a new communal roommate to a Quaker House and will be presented in multiple episodes.

Learn more at http://www.podcastoperacompany.com/ and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts!

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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.

 

Fellow

 

 

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Semi-Finalist

 

 

Blanche de la Force

Blanche de la Force

 

 

Vitellia

 

Suzel (cover)

Semi-Finalist

Finalist

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

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

 

 Get In Touch 

Contact

Wade Artist Management

Martha Wade

(212) 8777-6483

marthawade19@aol.com

Claire Galloway 

clairegallowaysoprano@gmail.com

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Nicklausse in Les Contes d'Hoffmann

with Bel Cantanti Opera, 2017 PC: Alex Souvorov