PROM 5 & 33: July 21 & August 17
British soprano Claire Booth has become internationally renowned both for her commitment to an extraordinary breadth of repertoire, and for the vitality and musicianship that she brings to the operatic stage and concert platform. Claire gained a double first in Modern History from Oxford before studying music at GSMD and the National Opera Studio. She has given over 40 world premieres by such luminaries as Birtwistle, Benjamin and Elliot Carter. A regular contributor to the Aldeburgh Festival, Claire enjoyed a close collaboration with the late Oliver Knussen, and was the soprano soloist for many of his works, including the world premiere of ‘O Hototogisu’. With regular accompanist Christopher Glynn, she is preparing a recording of Mussorgsky songs following two critically-acclaimed releases of music by Percy Grainger and Edvard Grieg.