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Claire Brua (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: France

The French mezzo-soprano, Claire Brua, began her studies at the Nice Conservatoire, while also reading for a masterís degree in literature. She completed her training with Lorraine Nubar, Gundula Janowitz and Margeet Honig.

Claire Brua took a first prize at the Paris Conservatoire under William Christie and has appeared internationally with Les Arts Florissants, notably as Dido in Purcellís Dido and Aeneas at the Bastille and in Rome. She worked in the opera school of the Opéra Bastille and appeared at the Palais Garnier in Manuel de Fallaís Sombrero de tres picos and as Mercedes in Carmen at the Opéra-Bastille.

In early music Claire Brua has worked with René Jacobs, Roland de Lulli, Jean-Claude Malgoire and Jordi Savall, but has an extensive repertoire and has appeared in leading roles in French and Italian operas, ranging from Mozart and Cavalli to Charles Gounod. She also sings French melodies.

Claire Brua's recordings include distinguished performances in early repertoire and in French song, a particular interest.

Source: Amba France Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2007); Naxos Website
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Aryeh Oron (May 2007)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Jean-Marc Andrieu

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BWV 244

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Claire Brua, une méditerranéenne à suivre (Les entretiens d'Altamusica) [French]

Claire Brua (Naxos)

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