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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.
In the current season Miriam Clark will make her house debut in Annabel Arden’s new production of Aida at the Royal Danish Opera, as well as Ortlinde (Walküre) and 3rd Norn (Götterdämmerung) under Marek Janowski with the Dresden Philharmonic, and Ortlinde at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples, under the baton of Dan Ettinger.
Miriam Clark made her highly acclaimed role debuts in the 2021/22 season as Salome at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and as Irene (Rienzi) at the Wagner Festival 22 of the Leipzig Opera.
Being a member of National Theatre Mannheim between 2016/17 and 2019/20 she has made several important and successful role debuts like Chrysothemis in Strauss’ Elektra and Aida under the baton of Alexander Soddy. She sang in Mannheim as well roles like Amelia in Un ballo in maschera, Norma, Elvira/Ernani, Elisabetta/Don Carlo, Leonara/Il trovatore and had her debut 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.
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.
The versatile artist performed 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 Singing Competition s’Hertogenbosch in 2010.