Shortlisted in 2017 for Best Female Opera Singer by the Wales Theatre Awards, French-Italian Soprano Chiara Vinci’s career highlights include 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. Her recent roles include Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel, Carolina/Il Matrimonio Segreto (Pop Up Opera); Bubikopf/Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Loud Crowd); Flora/The Turn of the Screw (Aylesbury Opera); Adina/ L’elisir d’amore (WOW Opera); Serpina/La Serva Padrona (Barefoot Opera); Psyche (Hanbury & Groves) at Tête à Tête Opera Festival; Unsung Heroes of The Planet at Green Man Festival and Liquid History (Gestalt Arts).
Chiara trained at the Rambert School and the Actors Temple before training in classical singing with Jenny Miller and working intensively with the Barefoot Opera coaches, and continues to train with Arwel Treharne-Morgan. Chiara’s multidisciplinary background in the arts has steered her career towards operas that focus on devising and creating new roles. Chiara’s future engagements include singing the role of Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Over the Pond Productions at Grimeborn Festival 2019.