Australian/British soprano Samantha Clarke is the winner of the 2019 Guildhall Gold Medal and prize winner in the 2019 Grange International Festival Singing Competition. Samantha studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, as a Sir John Fisher Foundation and Independent Opera Scholar, under the tutelage of Mary Plazas. She is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Opera School as a Baroness de Turckheim Scholar, Help Musicians, Tait Memorial and Countess of Munster Trust Scholar and studied with Yvonne Kenny.

In addition to the 2019 Guildhall Gold Medal, Samantha is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Leverhulme Royal Northern College of Music Award, the Dame Eva Turner Award and the Michael and Joyce Kennedy Award for the singing of Strauss.

Her operatic roles include: Violetta (La traviata), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Countess (Le Nozze di Figaro), Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress), The Governess (The Turn of the Screw) and Theodora.

Recent and future engagements include Woglinde Das Rheingold, Marzelline Fidelio and Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young, Violetta La traviata with Opera Australia and West Australian Opera, a US tour with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte at Grange Festival and Opera Queensland, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro at Garsington, Theodora for Pinchgut Opera, her Proms debut in Mozart Requiem, Messiah and War Requiem with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in Tasmania.

Samantha features on the Resonus’ Samuel Barber: The Complete Songs recording with accompanist Dylan Perez.

Upcoming events with The Mozartists:

Mozart in 1774
Thursday 2 May, 2024 – Wigmore Hall

Previous events with The Mozartists:

Mozart in Italy – ‘The Audition’
6 Mar, 2020 – Cadogan Hall
1770 – A Retrospective
Thursday 9 Jan, 2020 – Wigmore Hall