Claire Egan was born in Gisborne, New Zealand. She trained at The Cardiff International Academy of Voice under Dennis O’Neill, and as an English National Opera Opera Works Artist. In 2018 Claire will perform Waldvogel/Siegfried (as a Mastersingers Young Artist); and cover Violetta in Deborah Warner's new production of La traviata for Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Claire began training as a singer after being discovered on the ABC television show Operatunity Oz in 2007 — before this she worked as a guitar maker.
Previously for Longborough: Violetta Valéry/La traviata
Recent engagements: Cordelia/Lear (Hungarian State Opera); Ariel - sung voice/Der Sturm (Salzburg Festival) and The Babysitter/Between Worlds (English National Opera). For Garsington Opera, Claire has covered Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail. For smaller UK companies Claire has performed Gretel/Hansel & Gretel; Violetta/La traviata; Gilda/Rigoletto; Donna Anna/Don Giovanni; Queen of the Night & Pamina/Die Zauberflöte and Musetta/La bohème.