Soprano Claire McCormick has performed in operatic and concert settings across the country. As a Core Company Resident with Fresh Squeezed Opera, Claire played Sally Mae in the East Coast premiere of Bruce Trinkley's Baby Shower, and Peitho in Kate Soper's Here Be Sirens, as well as performing in their new music concerts. Claire recently joined the board of Fresh Squeezed Opera and looks forward to helping shape the arts scene in New York City.
Claire has been seen in diverse roles including Angelica in Suor Angelica, Micaela in Carmen, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Parasha in Stravinsky’s Mavra, and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. As a member of the Opera San Jose school outreach program, she introduced children to Hansel and Gretel as the Mother, the Sandman and Dewfairy. She made her Metropolitan Opera Chorus debut in Fidelio in 2018.
At home in concert work as well as opera, Ms. McCormick has performed as a soloist in works by Britten, Mozart, Haydn, Pergolesi and Beethoven with Ars Musica, the University of Colorado University Choir, the Boulder Youth Symphony and the Emerald City Opera Orchestra, among others. She is a member of the FAPC Chamber Choir, performing concerts of sacred music in New York City throughout the year.
Originally from Chicago, Claire now lives in New York City with her husband and their son. She fell in love with classical music at an early age, and enjoys sharing her passion with both aficionados and first-time audiences. A graduate of the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, she received her B.M. from the University of Colorado, and her M.M. at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
In addition to performing, Claire teaches voice lessons, and beginning-intermediate piano lessons.