The chocolate-voiced British-American Claire Galloway has performed with numerous vocal ensembles since the very beginning of her career. In the Baltimore area, she has sung frequently with the Bridge Ensemble, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Concert Artists of Baltimore, Cathedra, and the ensemble at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She has also joined ensembles to perform outreach concerts within the DC-Metro area and took part in the Bridge Ensemble’s outreach initiative in Maine in 2017.
An accomplished operatic singer, Ms. Galloway has most recently been heard as Blanche de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites with both Saltworks Opera and the Savannah Voice Festival. She also portrayed Vitellia (La Clemenza di Tito) in Oslo, Norway this summer. Having performed well-known roles such as Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Contessa (Nozze di Figaro), and Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), she has also premiered roles in Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park and Frances Pollock’s Stinney, featured in the 2019 Prototype Festival. In past seasons, Ms. Galloway has performed with Baltimore Concert Opera, the Savannah Voice Festival, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Stillpointe Theatre.
An avid recitalist, she recently presented a recital with Baltimore Musicales based on the life of Rosa Ponselle at the elegant George Peabody Library. Ms. Galloway is curator of the related Ponselle exhibit at the Peabody Institute, where she currently teaches. Ms. Galloway’s innovative recital programing has resulted in the best attended concert event at the Baltimore War Memorial Arts Initiative in past seasons.
A frequent soloist with Concert Artists of Baltimore, Ms. Galloway has also performed concert and oratorio works with Bach in Baltimore, the American Symphony Orchestra, and the Peabody Concert Orchestra.