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Clare Ghigo.

Clare Ghigo is a mezzo-soprano. She was born on the 20th May 1986 and hails from iż-Żurrieq. Clare Ghigo was introduced to music at the age of six, when she started violin lessons with Tatjana Chircop. Later she joined the Malta Children’s choir under the direction of Ray Mangion. At the age of sixteen she started to take voice lessons more seriously under the tuition of Gillian Zammit and Denise Mulholland.

Clare followed an LTCL in Musical Theatre performance and a graduated with a Diploma in Higher Education in Theatre Studies and History of Art at the University of Malta. Clare took part in various local productions by companies such as Masquerade, Drama Troupe, Curtain Raiser and foreign workshops such as Arts Ed and Guildford Conservatoire of Acting.

Clare started her operatic stage experience with roles such that The Third Lady in a children’s version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute under the direction of Sarah Spiteri at the Manoel Theatre and Hansel in Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel at St James Cavalier. Clare performed twice at the BOV Opera festival both the Magic Flute’s Third lady under the direction of Mro Michael Laus and the role of the Old Gypsy Woman in Rachmaninov’s Aleko under the direction of Mro Brian Schembri.

Apart from the theatrical experience Clare also performed in various recitals and concert both in Malta and abroad such as London, Portugal, Cardiff, Edinburgh. Some of the prestigious events include the Ian Tomlin Academy of Music, s 40th Anniversary concert , the role of the Sorceress in Purcell’s Dido and Aenes (Edinburgh) and various concerts with the Maltese Philharmonic Orchestra, events that include Notte Bianca 2013, Girgenti’s Classics Under the Stars, Ziguzajg Festival 2012 and Debutants concert 2010.

Clare studied with various teachers such as Leah Marion Jones, Laura Sarti, Ryland Davies, Giuliette Bisazza Zanni, Joan Busby and Patricia Macmahon.

Clare graduated with Honors from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is now furthering her operatic studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music And Dramain Cardiff on September, 2013.

Clare’s recent engagements and achievements include being chosen to participate at the prestigious Solti Accademia Del Bel Canto (Italy), perform in collaboration with the Jeune Orchestre Atlantique for the first edition of the Valletta International Baroque Festival (January 2013), soloist with the Ensemble Telemaque (Marseille) for the International Spring Festival (Malta)2013. This coming Feburary 2014 Clare will be performing the title role of Carmen with Opera Ddraig (Cardiff) and the role of Annio in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito for the Annual BOV Opera festival (Malta)2014.

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