Claire Chehade-james

Claire Chehade-james

Coloratura Soprano

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2017Handel: Messiah, HWV 56Soprano
2016Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2016Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersDiane
2016Schubert: Mass No. 2 D. 167, G majorSoprano
2012Purcell: Dido and AeneasBelinda
2011Bach J.S.: Johannespassion, BWV 245 (St John Passion)Soprano


Claire Chehade-James made her opera debut as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas in Wiesbaden, Germany and subsequently performed the roles of Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld and Adina in Elixir of Love in Sydney, Australia. In 2017, Claire was a sponsored Young Artist with Pacific Opera, Sydney and during that time performed scenes as Gilda in Rigoletto, Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito, Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos and covered the role of Marzelline in Fidelio. A passionate oratorio singer, she has also performed the soprano solos in G.F. Händel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s St John Passion, A. Vivaldi’s Gloria and J.S. Bach’s Cantata BWV 51 Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, performing with musicians from Australia’s most prominent orchestras such as Paul Goodchild from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Yoram Levi from the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and other musicians also from the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Claire is currently a pupil of the acclaimed Swiss soprano, Noëmi Nadelmann.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 Soprano Immediately 2017
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina No 2016
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers Diane 1 week 2016
Schubert: Mass No. 2 D. 167, G major Soprano 1 week 2016
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas Belinda 1 week 2012