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Simran Claire


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Simran Claire is a Punjabi-Canadian mezzo-soprano and creative based in Vancouver, BC.

Her artistic practice is rooted at the intersection of innovation and tradition, with an emerging focus on multidisciplinary work.

Most recently, this interest has manifested in associate directing Sāvitri with Against the Grain Theatre. In February, Simran made her “utterly moving” (Opera Canada) creative debut, Dadima (Pacific Opera Victoria), a short film exploring her identity, heritage and lineage using the framework of Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben.

Simran was a Young Artist at The Glimmerglass Festival in 2019, and has sung with companies including Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera and Opéra Royal de Versailles. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (BMus, MMus) and is a recipient of the UBC Medal in Music, the faculty’s highest graduating award. Simran is also a trained bhangra and bollywood dancer, and self-taught quilter.

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