Clarissa Meek

MEZZO-SOPRANO

Praised for her “excellent, firm, and clear rich sound” British mezzo-soprano Clarissa Meek has performed throughout the UK, and Europe in a broad range of repertoire.

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Clarissa Meek | Mrs Grose | The Turn of the Screw | Britten

Recipient of the Glyndebourne Erich Vietheer Memorial Award, her repertoire has encompassed many roles throughout her career including Madam Larina Eugene Onegin, Grandmother Buryjovka Jenůfa, the Violin Pupil Street Scene, and Annie Fisher Friend of the People (Scottish Opera); Madam Larina Eugene Onegin, Mother in John Lunn’s Misper, and the roles Fear and Model in Harrison Birtwistle’s The Second Mrs Kong (Glyndebourne Festival & Touring Opera); the Sorceress Dido and Aeneas, Mezzo Soloist in Les Noces, and 2nd Maid Elektra (Opera North); Katisha The Mikado and Mrs Grose The Turn of the Screw (Grange Park Opera); Alcmene Die Liebe der Danae and Mayor’s Sister May Night (Garsington Opera); Fox The Cunning Little Vixen (Opera Theatre Company; Czech Republic); and Virtu/Pallade L’incoronazione di Poppea (De Nederlandse Opera); Katharina Schratt Mayerling (Royal Ballet, Covent Garden); the Hostess Bake for One Hour (English National Opera); Mrs Herring Albert Herring, Frugola & Zita Il Trittico, Fox The Cunning Little Vixen, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, and the Nurse King Priam (English Touring Opera); and Florence Pike Albert Herring (The Grange Festival). Over the last decade she has also been a regular at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, singing and covering roles such as Xenia’s Nurse and Hostess of the Inn Boris Godunov, Alisa Lucia di Lammermoor, Sphynx Oedipe, Virgie Anna Nicole, Zita and Frugola Il Trittico, Zweite Dame Die Zauberflöte, Lady Essex Gloriana, 2nd Squire, Heavenly Voice Parsifal, Pelagia Grigorievna Podochina The Nose, and the Governess The Queen of Spades.

With a broad and varied repertoire the concert hall has always played an important part in Ms. Meek’s career, engagements have taken her throughout Britain and Europe, most notably as Xenia's Nurse Boris Godunov (Royal Opera House/BBC Proms); Ursule Béatrice et Bénédict (BBC Symphony Orchestra/BBC Radio 3); Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Royal Scottish National Orchestra); Elgar’s Sea Pictures (Symphony Hall, Birmingham); Berlioz Les Nuits d’Été (Flanders Symphony Orchestra); and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Bamberger Symphoniker).

This season she returns to the Royal Opera House to cover the Governess in a new production of The Queen of Spades, and Xenia’s Nurse/Hostess of the Inn in Boris Godunov.

Clarissa Meek is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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