Claire Mitcher read English at Cambridge where she was also a choral scholar and studied with Marion Studholme. She has been a member of the ENO Chorus since 1998 whilst raising her four children single handedly.
Previously for ENO: Wild Goose/Narrator Paul Bunyan, First and Second Flowermaiden Parsifal; Second Woman/Witch Dido and Aeneas; Bridesmaid Der Freischütz; Dunyasha The Tsar’s Bride; Crobyle Thaïs; New Ofglen The Handmaid’s Tale; First Secretary Nixon in China; Servilia La clemenza di Tito; Fifteen-year-old girl Lulu ; Coloratura soprano On the Town; Karolka/Barena Jenůfa; Barbarina/Bridesmaid The Marriage of Figaro; Trojan Woman/Cretan Idomeneo ; Jacky Kennedy/Paquette Candide; American suburban mom 1/Cynthia Two Boys; Soprano solo Turandot ; Italian woman Medea; English woman Death in Venice ; Soprano solo Thebans ; Musetta; Frasquita; First Lady The Magic Flute, Young woman The Day After, High Priestess Aida, and she stood by at a moment’s notice to sing Pamina during a run of The Magic Flute when the principal artist was suddenly taken sick.
Claire has undertaken educational projects in London primary and secondary schools for ENO Baylis and independently, and performed the soprano role in For the Public Good to celebrate the centenary of the London Coliseum.
Last updated: 9th February 2023