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Miriam Clark

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German – American soprano Miriam Clark is one of the most promising dramatic coloratura sopranos of our time. She was born in Frankfurt am Main and studied opera singing at the University of Music and Theater Munich with Prof. Fenna Kügel – Seifried and Maria Fitzgerald.

 

Her debut as Queen of the Night at the Frankfurt Opera was followed by a successful world premiere of Oscar Strasnoy’s Le Bal, staged by Matthew Jocelyn and under the baton of Simone Young at Hamburg State Opera. Singing the highly demanding title role in Bellini’s Norma at Theater Dortmund in 2011 marked the breakthrough in her young career, followed by Lakmé, Arminda in La finta giardiniera and Violetta Valéry in La traviata in Bonn.

 

Being a member of National Theatre Mannheim since 2016/17 she has made several important and successful role debuts like Chrysothemis in Strauss’ Elektra and Aida under the baton of Alexander Soddy. She sang Amelia in Un ballo in maschera and again Norma. Most recently Miriam Clark could be heard in Mannheim in the Verdi roles of Elvira/Ernani, Elisabetta/Don Carlo and Leonara/Il Trovatore and as Kaiserin in Die Frau ohne Schatten. In 2018 she made her house debut at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as Dama di Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth under the baton of Pinchas Steinberg.

 

The versatile artist was invited to perform on leading concert stages, singing Leonore in the original version of Beethovens Leonore lead by Ivor Bolton at the Dresdner Musikfestpiele, Orff’s Carmina Burana in St. Margarethen and at the international Beethoven festival in Bonn as well as a Gershwin program at Tonhalle Zurich.

 

Miriam Clark won the 2nd prize and the Opera prize at the International Concurso Caballé in Zaragossa in 2009 and the Media Prize of the renowned International Sining Competition s’Hertogenbosch in 2010.

 

January 2021 – For the most recent biography please contact Annette Kroll