Clare Presland


Clare Presland trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was also a Britten Pears Young Artist. She continues to study with Robert Dean.

Recent performances include Aksinya/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Opera de Lyon); Patient 2/Venables’ 4.48 Psychosis (world premiere) (Royal Opera House at the Lyric Hammersmith); Christina/Eichberg’s Glare (world premiere) (Linbury Studio Theatre at Covent Garden); Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hyogo Performing Arts Center in Japan); Kitchen Boy/Rusalka (Scottish Opera); Realtor/Tansy Davies’ Between Worlds (world premiere) (English National Opera at The Barbican); Margret (cover Marie)/Wozzeck, Palestinian Woman/The Death of Klinghoffer, Sonyetka/Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Mercedes/Carmen (English National Opera); and title role/Carmen and Miss Jessel/The Turn of the Screw (Nevill Holt Opera).

Previously for Longborough: Peaseblossom/A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009)

Recent and future engagements: Hermia/A Midsummer Night’s Dream (English National Opera and Aldeburgh Festival); Wardrobe Mistress, Schoolboy, Page/Lulu (English National Opera); Varvara/Káťa Kabanová (Opera Holland Park); Red Queen/Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin); Fenena/Nabucco (Cadogen Hall); as well as joining Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Written on Skin and a debut at Théatre des Champs Elysées.