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French-Italian Soprano Chiara Vinci’s multidisciplinary background in the arts has steered her career towards operas that focus on devising and creating new roles. A graduate of the Ballet Rambert (BA HONS), Chiara also trained at The Arts Educational school and studied Meisner technique at the Actors Temple before training in classical singing with Barefoot Opera, she continues to study with Arwel Treharne-Morgan and coach with Steven Maughan. Chiara was shortlisted by the Wales Theatre Awards in the category for Best Female Opera Singer for her role in Polly Graham’s award winning production of Kommilitonen! with the Welsh National Youth Opera in 2017 and was invited to reprise her role for the ceremony.

Chiara’s upcoming engagements include the UK tour of Luca Silvestrini’s The Little Prince with Protein Dance, with music by composer Frank Moon. Chiara will also be making her debut at The Valetta Baroque Festival with the Weaver Ensemble as Hester Santlow in The Remarkably Talented Mr.Weaver. An eighteenth-century choreographic fantasy set to music by Clarke, croft, Eccles, Finger, Lully, Paisible and Purcell, devised and created by Stephen Wyatt and Evelyn Nallen.

Chiara is currently in the research and development phase of creating a new virtual production with MSL Projects, The Wild Horn Fair - libretto by Rosanna Lowe, directed by Margaret Sheehy and with original music by composer Lucy Mulgan.
2023 events also include Chiara’s debut as Violetta in a new audio described adaption of Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ with Operar D’draig.

Recent operatic roles include Calisto/La Calisto (Longborough Festival Opera), Giulietta/I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Grimeborn Opera Festival), Rita/Rita (Opera South), Shepherd/Tannhäuser (LFO), Envy/Beauty and the Seven Beasts (The Opera Story), Bubikopf/Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Loud Crowd) and Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel (PopUp Opera), Lena/Svadba (Waterperry Opera Festival), Serpina/La Serve Padrona (Barefoot Opera).

Chiara has performed with English National Opera, Royal Opera House, Swedish Opera, Scottish Opera, Independent Opera, Grange park Opera and at Tête-à-Tête opera Festival. Working with notable directors, choreographers and conductors including Deborah Colker, Stuart Stratford (Ainadamar/Scottish Opera), Maxine Braham, David Alden (Othello/Royal Swedish Opera & ENO), John Copley, Anthony Van Laast (The Merry Widow/ENO) Anthony McDonald, Lucy Burge (Rusalka/Grange Park Opera), Lada Valesova (Svadba/Waterperry Opera), Christopher Hampson, Wayne Sleep, Drew McOnie (National Youth Ballet), Cathy Marston (London Children’s Ballet), and Polly Graham, Jo Fong, Alice farnham (Kommilitonen! Welsh National Youth Opera), Mathilda Lopez, Lesley-Anne Sammons (La Calisto/LFO), Daniel Slater (The Cunning Little Vixen/Garsington Opera), James Hurley, Berrak Dyer (Beauty and the 7 Beasts/The Opera Story).

As a professional dancer Chiara was awarded the Barbara Geoghan Musicality Award and The Angela Mortimer award for her achievement in dancing with The National Youth Ballet. For over a decade Chiara worked with the NYB in the UK’s most prestigious theatres such as Royal Opera House (Linbury/Clore Studio), Sadler’s Wells, Royal Albert Hall, Coliseum, Her Majesty’s Theatre, Barbican, Birmingham Hippodrome. As a dancer Chiara was able to train and collaborate with Phoenix Dance Theatre, Rafael Bonachela, Sheron Wray, Ross Mckim and Susie Crow’s Ballet in Small Spaces. Chiara’s initial transition from dance to music was when touring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats as Jemima in Italy with La Compagnia Della Rancia. Chiara performed at L’Arena di Verona, Teatro Sistina & The Coliseum (Rome), Teatro Verdi (Florence), Teatro Alfieri (Turin) and Comunale Luciano Pavarotti (Modena). There Chiara met and studied with Laura Cappellucio at the Teatro Cantero in Genova.

Chiara is continuously working across different musical art forms, using mixed media, and collaborating with diverse artists. Her skills seek to marry and enhance the worlds of classical & contemporary music, dance and theatre. As an artist Chiara is drawn to working through the medium of opera, as this art form encompasses all of Chiara’s skills.


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