Claudia Huckle

Contralto

“... the lustrously youthful Claudia Huckle, whose sublime Erbarme dich with Matthew Truscott’s eloquent violin obbligato was the emotional climax of the piece”

Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times

Anglo-German contralto Claudia Huckle studied at the Royal College of Music, London, the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music. She was the 2004 Grand Final Winner of The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is a graduate of the prestigious Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera. Claudia is the 2013 winner of the Birgit Nilsson Remembrance Award at Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition at Verona – the first female, and first British recipient. She was a member of the ensemble at Leipzig Opera for four seasons from 2009.

Highlights

  • Die allwissende Muschel in Strauss Die Ägyptische Helena – Teatro alla Scala Milan
  • Erda Der Ring des Nibelungen – Leipzig Oper; Opera North; Grand Théâtre de Genève; London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • First Norn Götterdämmerung; Merope Oedipe; Schwertleite Die Walküre; Third Lady Die Zauberflöte – Royal Opera, Covent Garden
  • Mahler Symphony No.2 – Myung-whun Chung – Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Festival de Saint-Denis
  • Hippolyta A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Suzuki Madama Butterfly; Lucretia The Rape of Lucretia – Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera
  • Bach St Matthew Passion – Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia – Antonio Pappano

Biography

Concert plans this season and beyond include her début at Opéra National de Paris, singing Flosshilde in the Ring Cycle; Erda Ring Cycle, with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski; Bach St Matthew Passion with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di…

Concert plans this season and beyond include her début at Opéra National de Paris, singing Flosshilde in the Ring Cycle; Erda Ring Cycle, with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski; Bach St Matthew Passion with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano; Saint-Saëns Oratorio de noel with the Netherlands Radio Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko; and Beethoven Symphony No 9 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Andrew Davis. She will make her debut at the Bregenz Festival as Erda/Flosshilde in the Ring Cycle, and Suzuki Madam Butterfly; and return to Teatro Real Madrid for their continuing Ring Cycle in the 21-22 season.

Recent highlights include her début at Teatro alla Scala Milan singing Die allwissende Muschel in Strauss Die Ägyptische Helena, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst. Notable concert appearances include Handel Messiah with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Trevor Pinnock; Mahler Kindertotenlieder with the BBCSSO and Michael Sanderling; Mendelssohn Elijah with the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo; Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the Northern Sinfonia and Lars Vogt; Mahler Symphony No 2 at the Festival de Saint-Denis with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Myung-Whun Chung; Schwertleite with the Bayerische Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle; and Elgar Dream of Gerontius and Sea Pictures with Hallé Orchestra.

Opera roles include Erda Das Rheingold / Siegfried for Grand Théâtre de Genève,  Opera North and Oper Leipzig; Flosshilde Das Rheingold for Teatro Real, Madrid; Suzuki for Zurich Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour, for whom she also sang the title role in Britten The Rape of Lucretia; Hippolyta in Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Marfa in Mussorgsky Khovanshchina for Birmingham Opera Company; Mérope Oedipe, First Norn Götterdämmerung and Schwertleite Die Walküre at the Royal Opera House, where she also appeared as Third Lady Zauberflöte, a role she has sung at the Festival d’Aix en Provence and for Dresden Semperoper;  Hänsel Hänsel und Gretel for Garsington Opera; Olga, Hänsel, Third Lady for Leipzig Opera; Smeton Anna Bolena for Washington National Opera; and Dalila in Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila for the Chelsea Opera Group. In concert she has also sung Anna in Berlioz Les Troyens with Valery Gergiev and Maxwell Davies’ Hogboon under Sir Simon Rattle, both with the LSO.

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