Watch and learn as renowned soprano Claire Booth leads an inspirational coaching session with Britten Pears Young Artists.

Working with singers and pianists specialising in contemporary music from the 2022–23 cohort of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, Claire Booth will lead an in-depth exploration of contemporary arias, exploring operatic roles in works written by composers through the late 20th and 21st century.

The young artists will perform a concert as the Britten Pears Contemporary Ensemble on Thursday 22 June.

About Claire Booth

British soprano Claire Booth has become internationally renowned both for her commitment to an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that she brings to the operatic stage and concert platform. Recent and upcoming highlights of her diverse schedule include Poulenc’s La Voix Humaine at Wigmore Hall, in a video performance for Welsh National Opera, and live-streamed for Grange Park Opera, a jazz rendition of Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben with Alisdair Hogarth and Jason Rebello, the world premiere of Emily Howard’s Elliptics with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, critically-acclaimed recordings of the songs of Mussorgsky, Grieg and Grainger, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Vivier’s Lonely Child with the London Sinfonietta, the role of Irene in Vivaldi’s Bajazet, directed by Adele Thomas at the Irish National Opera and the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre, a tour-de-force rendition of Handel’s Agrippina condotto a morire at the London Handel Festival, and her first performances of Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs.

With thanks to Professor Sir Barry Ife, and the Scarfe Charitable Trust for their kind support.

The Britten Pears Young Artist Programme is made possible with the generous support of our Trust & Foundations and individual supporters.