Soprano Clara Lisle was born and raised in the heart of the Redwoods on California’s North Coast. She began her musical pursuits at six years old with piano and violin, but didn’t fully realize her passion for music until high school when she began studying classical voice. She made her concert debut at 18 when she won the Eureka Symphony’s Youth Soloist competition. Upon graduating high school, Clara moved to London to study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with First Class Honors in 2013. Now based in New York City, she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Mannes The New School for Music under the tutelage of Arthur Levy.
On the opera stage stateside and abroad, Clara has appeared as 2nd Lady, Die Zauberflöte (Manhattan Opera Studio), Suor Genovieffa, Suor Angelica (Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival) Amore, L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Music Academy International, Mezzano, Italy), Bianca, La Rondine (New York Lyric Opera), Sandman/Dew Fairy, Hänsel und Gretel (Opera OGGI, New York), Eurydice, Orpheus in the Underworld (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), and Marguerite, Faust (Ayelsbury Opera, London). In concert repertoire, Clara has performed Samuel Barber’s Knoxville; Summer of 1915 (Eureka Symphony), was a former resident artist with the Philharmonia Chorus under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and is an active performer of new music. She has had the honor of performing at such venues as Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, the Barbican, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.