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Claire Barnett-JonesClaire Barnett-Jones  Mezzo Soprano

British Mezzo-Soprano Claire Barnett-Jones completed her Bachelor of Music Degree in 2012 at Birmingham Conservatoire, studying under Louise Crane, with coaching from Justin Lavender, Stephen Barlow, Robin Bowman and Jane Robinson. During her time at Birmingham Conservatoire she has had the opportunity to perform at various occasions and work with world-renowned directors such as Keith Warner. Her roles in opera and opera scenes have included Martha (Faust), Calliope (Orpheus and the Underworld), 3rd Witch (Macbeth), Mrs Paskova (The Cunning Little Vixen), Emma Jones (Street Scene), Dorabella (Cosi fan Tutte), Nancy (Albert Herring), Old Lady (Candide) and Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas). Outside of studying, Claire has performed as part of the Gilbert and Sullivan International Opera Company, Ex Cathedra, and the London Philharmonia Young Singers Scheme. She was also a chorus mentor with Birmingham Opera Company for the world premier of a new opera by Jonathan Dove, directed by Graham Vick.

Claire has also sung a wide variety of oratorio throughout the country, including Mozart’s Requiem, Lalande’s Te Deum, Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s B Minor Mass.

Future engagements include performing as a soloist in Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht with Birmingham Opera Company as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and a tour of Lyon, singing Berlioz’ Mass with London Philharmonia Chorus