Civic Artist, Music Alive Quartet
Simran Claire is a mezzo-soprano, born and raised in Surrey, BC. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia, and was awarded the University of British Columbia Medal for Music, given to the top academic student of the graduating class. In 2019, Simran was a Young Artist at The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York, where she performed in productions of La traviata, directed by Francesca Zambello, and The Ghosts of Versailles, directed by Jay Lesenger. While at Glimmerglass, Simran had the privilege of performing in a concert curated and hosted by the legendary Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. This past December, she made her French debut, singing Gossip #3 and Ensemble in Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles at the Château de Versailles. Other credits include the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (University of British Columbia Opera), Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos (University of British Columbia Opera), the Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul (University of British Columbia Opera), as a part of a larger symposium on the refugee crisis in collaboration with the Liu Institute for Global Issues; and as a featured soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. Simran is currently pursuing her Masters of Music, studying with Dale Throness at the University of British Columbia.