Clare Presland


Clare Presland trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is a Chilcott Award winner. 

Recent performances include Hermia/A Midsummer Night's Dream (English National Opera and Aldeburgh Festival); Varvara/Kátá Kabanová (Opera Holland Park); Red Queen/Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground (RTE Concert Orchestra, New Music Dublin); Fenena/Nabucco (Cadogen Hall); 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); Wardrobe Mistress, Schoolboy, Page/Lulu, Margret/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: The Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos (2018), Peaseblossom/A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009)

Recent and future engagements: Page/Salome (English National Opera); her main-stage debut at Royal Opera House in a leading role, a debut at Théatre des Champs Elysées and a return to Opera Holland Park in a title role.