Clare Presland

Clare Presland


Clare Presland was born in Suffolk, and trained with ENO Works and at GSMD. She received the 2014 Susan Chilcott Award. Currently, she studies with Robert Dean.

Previously for ENO: Herodias’s Page Salome, Hermia A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wardrobe Mistress/Schoolboy/Page Lulu, Palestinian Woman Death of Klinghoffer, Sonyetka Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Flora La traviata, Second Gentleman Julietta, Mercédès (cover) Carmen, Margret (Marie cover) Wozzeck, Second Lady Magic Flute, Wowkle Girl of the Golden West, Realtor Between Worlds, Curra The Force of Destiny.

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Queen of Hearts in Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (ROH, Irish National Opera, RTÉ Concert Orchestra); Komponist Ariadne auf Naxos (Longborough Festival); Varvara Káťa Kabanová, Popova The Bear, Countess Susanna Il segreto di Susanna (Opera Holland Park); Aksinya Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk (Opéra de Lyon); Hermia (Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Japan, Aldeburgh Festival); Kitchen Boy Rusalka (Scottish Opera); Fenena Nabucco (Chelsea Opera Group, Cadogan Hall); Christina in the premiere of Søren Nils Eichberg’s Glare, Patient 2 Venables’s 4.48 Psychosis (ROH, Linbury); Carmen, Miss Jessell The Turn of the Screw (Nevill Holt); Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Gloria and Sanctus/Benedictus from Mass in C (Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall).

Forthcoming: Duchess Powder Her Face (Nederlandse Reisopera); Mrs Lovett Sweeney Todd (West Green House Opera); Parsifal (Liceu, Barcelona).

Last updated: 13th July 2023