Claire de Sévigné




Hailed for her “sparkling top notes and vocal brilliance, lightness and finesse” (Neue Musikzeitung) and “remarkable intelligence of vocalization as well as of legato” (Opera Forum), Canadian soprano Claire de Sévigné is enjoying an exciting and diverse career. Named one of CBC’s Top Young Canadian Classical Musicians, Ms. de Sévigné was recently nominated for a Classical Album of the Year JUNO award for her Naxos album of Vivaldi Cantatas with Kevin Mallon and the Aradia Ensemble.

Recent and forthcoming engagements include Solveig Peer Gynt at Ópera National de Lyon; Adele Die Fledermaus at Anger Nantes Opéra and Opéra d’Avignon; La Feé Cendrillon at Lucerne Opera House; and Cunegonde Candide at Grand Théâtre de Genève.

In the 2019-20 season, Ms. de Sévigné was a member of the core Ensemble with the Grand Théâtre de Genève where she sang the roles of Phani Les Indes Galantes, Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sacerdotessa Aida, Clorinda La Cenerentola, and L’Ange Saint François d’Assise. Other operatic engagements have included the role of Venus Le Grand Macabre with the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Blonde Die Entführung aus dem Serail with the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland, Opernhaus Zürich and the Canadian Opera Company, and Fiakermilli Arabella also with Opernhaus Zürich and the Canadian Opera Company. 

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“The melodic ornamentation articulated in the stratosphere of her instrument is serenity incarnate.”

Chicago Tribune

 “Perfectly-placed high soprano and naturally sunny stage manner.” 

Opera Canada

“Dispatched the high-flown coloratura with laserlike precision and tonal beauty.”

Dallas News

“Claire de Sévigné captivates with an exemplary, unaffected and flawless opaque coloratura”

Badische Zeitung, Zürich