About Claire Munting

About

After completing her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague in the Netherlands, mezzo soprano Claire Munting performed throughout Europe at venues such as the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt and, performing for the Royal Family, in St James’ Palace London.

Claire worked with opera ensemble Della Casa, with renowned orchestras such as the Britten Pears Orchestra, Con Brio Orchestra, Colla Voce Ensemble, and the North Holland Symphony Orchestra. She made appearances at festivals like the Aldenburgh Festival (UK), Grachten Festival in Amsterdam, Glebe Festival in Sydney, as well as the prestigious TNC in New York.

2010 saw a move to Australia, where she was invited to perform at Brisbane’s Parliament House, and she sang the roles of Badessa and La Principessa in the Opera Projects Sydney production of Suor Angelica by Puccini. For Queensland Music Festival she was the vocal coach as well as one of the main soloists for their 2013 production Boomtown.

In 2014 she founded a new festival for classical music in Queensland, Musica!, of which she was the Artistic Director for the 2015 and 2018 editions. She appeared at several recitals in Sydney with pianist Simon Kenway and initiated and performed in the 2017 premiere of A Tribute to Callas, for which she invited guests to join her together with pianist John Martin.

Claire’s operatic roles include Bizet’s Carmen, Eboli in Don Carlo, Fenena in Nabucco, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Adalgisa in Norma and La Principessa in Suor Angelica.

Since her return to the Netherlands in 2019, Claire has started the concert series Tuesday Travels with pianist Luba Podgayskaya - intimate concerts that take the audience on a journey through one specific European country, their composers and repertory. Next to this, she presented concerts like Promise and Serendipity.

Future engagements include a recital for Art Song Canberra and for Sydney’s Glebe Festival in Australia.

For the season 2024-2025 she will be presenting her own series of concerts “It’s pretty vocal”, inviting several well known musicians to join her.