Chiara Vinci is a British soprano of French-Italian heritage, and is currently studying with Jenny Miller. Shortlisted in 2017 for Best Female Opera Singer by the Wales Theatre Awards for singing the role of Sophie Scholl in Polly Graham’s award winning production of Kommilitonen!, by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Chiara received praise in the Guardian for her performance with the Welsh National Youth Opera “..it was Chiara Vinci’s Sophie that stood out, incredibly moving, naturally poised and with a lovely bloom to the voice”. Chiara recently made her West End debut in the world premiere of TriOperas at The Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells. 2018 also saw Chiara make her debut in the role of Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, directed by James Hurley, and in 2017 she sang the role of Carolina/Il Matrimonio Segreto, directed by Max Hoehn, with Pop Up Opera.
Future engagements include touring as Galatea in The Waver Ensemble’s new production of Pygmalion by Rameau and singing in Barefoot Opera’s new commission by Orlando Gough and Stephen Plaice Bloom Britannia, directed by Polly Graham and conducted by Odaline de la Martinez.
Previous operatic roles include Serpina/La Serva Padrona, Gianetta/L'elisir d'amore (Barefoot Opera); Adina/L'elisir d'amore (WOW Opera); Bubikopf/Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Loud Crowd), Flora/The Turn of the Screw (Aylesbury Opera), Girl/Trouble in Tahiti (Stage Left Project); Shepherdess/Venus and Adonis (Ad Parnassum); Psyche and Sister (Hanbury & Groves) at Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Unsung Heroes of The Planet and Liquid History (Gestalt Arts).