Caroline Clarke Resume

      I started singing after studying music and composition at Durham University. While training as a singer with renowned baritone Norman Welsby I received valuable coaching and advice through reaching the final stages of Channel 4's Operatunity competition.

I have sung numerous operatic roles, including performances as Queen of the Night (Mozart's Magic Flute) for British Youth Opera and Surrey Opera, Clorinda (Rossini's La Cenerentola) and Adina (Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore) for Vox Lirika, Adèle (J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus) for Steyning Music Society, Fiordiligi (Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte) and Tatyana (Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin) for Birmingham Chamber Orchestra and the Lace Seller (Britten's Death in Venice) and Airport Officer/ZDF Director (Mason's Playing Away) in the Aldeburgh and Bregenz Festivals.

As a concert performer I have sung in prestigious venues across the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John's, Smith Square. I have also performed in operas and concerts across Europe and the US.

I sightread music well and consequently have sung with the BBC Singers, RSVP Singers and Conventus. I am an experienced session singer, having sung on the soundtracks for TV and films such as Harry Potter. I also recently appeared as a finalist in ITV's 'Search for a Soprano' competition.

As well as solo performances I am a member of the duo Trovatori with Darren Clarke (, and the singing group Zampa ( Please see my personal website ( for details of upcoming performances.

Opera roles:

Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte Surrey Opera
Queen of the Night (cover) Die Zauberflöte British Youth Opera
Fiordiligi Cosi fan Tutte Birmingham International Festival
Adina L'Elisir D'Amore Vox Lirika
Clorinda La Cenerentola Vox Lirika/Canterbury Music Festival
Tatyana Eugene Onegin Birmingham Chamber Opera
Adèle Die Fledermaus Steyning Music Society
Susanna Il segreto di Susanna Private performance
Lace Seller Death in Venice Bregenz Festival/Aldeburgh Festival
ZDF Director/Airport Official Playing Away Bregenz Festival
Papagena Die Zauberflöte Abbey Opera
Suor Genovieffa Suor Angelica Abbey Opera
Juliette Romeo et Juliette Opera Festa
Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro Opera Festa
Fleta Iolanthe Southgate Opera
Zdenka Arabella Opera School Wales
Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro Opera School Wales
Echo Ariadne auf Naxos Opera School Wales

Concert & oratorio solos:

Adoramus Choir & Orchestra (Italy):
Gloria Vivaldi
Coronation Mass Mozart
Magnificat Mendelssohn
Magnificat Schubert
Vocalise Rachmaninov
Let the bright seraphim Handel
Salmo Uno Rivoir

Adoramus Choir & Orchestra (UK):
Exsultate, Jubilate Mozart
Messiah Handel (arr. Mozart)
Messiah Handel
Ode to the Birthday of Queen Anne Handel
Veni Sancte Spiritus Mozart
Coronation Te Deum Walton
In the Midst of Life Purcell
Evening prayer Humperdinck
The Lord is my Shepherd Goodall
Christmas concert, St Albans Cathedral Various

Birmingham Chamber Orchestra:
Symphony No. 4 Mahler
Concert & opera arias Mozart
French song selection Various
Opera gala Verdi/Puccini
Opera recital Mozart

Halesowen Orchestra:
Ach, ich liebte Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate Mozart

Opera concert Mozart Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra
Opera recital Various St Stythians Male Voice Choir
Opera gala Various Cantobelli


Christmas Oratorio (Nicolai) - BBC Singers & Concert Orchestra
Twelve Days of Christmas (Carwithen) - BBC Singers & Concert Orchestra
Poetry Serenade (Knowles) - RSVP Voices
Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix Harper - RSVP Voices
Exsultate, Jubilate (Mozart) - Adoramus Choir & Orchestra
Veni Sancte Spiritus (Mozart) - Adoramus Choir & Orchestra
Celebrate 2000 - Adoramus Choir & Orchestra
Primo - Trovatori
Speak Softly - Trovatori

Other Experience:

Trovatori Director/soloist
Zampa Director/soloist
BBC Singers (ad hoc panel) Member
Rob'S Voice Productions Session singer
Conventus Session singer
Finalist Operatunity (Channel 4 competition)
Finalist Search for a Soprano (ITV competition)


2009-2011 Arwel Treharne Morgan workshops (London)
2005 David Syrus Masterclass (Opera School Wales)
2003 Roujan Festival of Song (France)
1999-2000 PGDip in Performance Studies (University of London)
1994-1997 BA(Hons) in Music (Durham University)

Coaching from David Syrus, Mary King, Anthony Legge, Mary Hill, Donald Maxwell

Updated:  June 10, 2011

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