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 premier of TriOperas at The Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells. This year 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. In 2017 Chiara created the role of Hester Santlow in The Loves of Mars and Venus - the story of the birth of modern ballet told through baroque dance, opera and theatre, in collaboration with the Weaver Dance Company and Barefoot Opera - which she performed at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond. Chiara regularly performs with Evelyn Nallen's Respectable Groove and Zero Gravity Band, singing at The Greenwich Early Music Festival and at Clare Hall in Cambridge, with BBC Young Musician Finalists. Previous operatic roles include Chiara’s classical opera debut in 2016 as The Shepherd Boy in Longborough Festival Opera's Tannhäuser, directed by Alan Privett and conducted by Anthony Negus, for which she received sparkling reviews; Serpina/La Serva Padrona (Barefoot Opera) Girl/Trouble in Tahiti (Stage Left Project), Gianetta/L'Elisir D'amore (Barefoot Opera), 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), premiered at Green Man and Totally Thames Festivals.
In the future, Chiara will be reprising the role of Hester Santlow in The Loves Of Mars and Venus, and touring with TriOperas to China and America.