Cast Bio: Claire DiVizio

Claire DiVizio color headshot 300Praised by the Ann Arbor News for her “marvelous voice,” soprano Claire DiVizio’s wide-ranging repertoire extends from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary opera and encompasses nearly everything in between.  She has been seen in Bytom, Poland as Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, in Louisville KY as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, in San Francisco as Giorgetta in Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and across the country in concerts with her partner, Ezra Donner.  As an Apprentice Artist with Michigan Opera Theatre in Detroit, she appeared in supporting roles in their critically-acclaimed production of Robert Rodriguez’s Frida, and also appeared as Sylviane in The Merry Widow alongside Deborah Voigt. Following her company debut with St. Petersburg Opera Company this year, Claire will appear in Cincinnati in the role of Salud in Manuel de Falla’s sumptuous La Vida Breve.

One of Claire’s greatest musical passions is working with living composers.  As of 2016, Claire has created seven opera roles, and premiered more than twenty concert works for voice, including song literature, chamber music, and choral solos.  This passion is also reflected in Claire’s work as a director and producer.  In 2011, she created Thompson Street Opera Company, which produces contemporary chamber operas by both emerging and established composers.   After four successful seasons of operas in Louisville, KY, including seven World Premieres, the company is expanding to Chicago under a partner contract with noted venue Stage 773.