Paul Charles Clarke


International tenor Paul Charles Clarke’s illustrious career has seen him perform at the worlds leading opera houses and concert halls. Liverpool-born, he studied at the Royal College of Music where he was a Peter Pears scholar, and was winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Prize.

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Paul Charles Clarke & Barbara Frittoli | Da tutti abbandonata.... | Maria Stuarda (Live) | Donizetti

With a commanding stage presence, and unmistakable vocal timbre Charles Clarke made his professional début with Welsh National Opera, and has gone on to forge strong relationships with leading companies worldwide, including Dallas Opera; Minnesota Opera; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Royal Danish Opera; Florida Grand Opera; Seattle Opera; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Seattle Opera; Oper Frankfurt; Hamburg Staatsoper; New Zealand; Salzburger Festspiele; Welsh National Opera; Seattle Opera; Santa Fe Opera; Scottish Opera; English National Opera; Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opéra National du Rhin; Opera North; Metropolitan Opera; La Monnaie and Opéra de Lille in roles such as Gabriele Adorno Simon Boccanegra, Don Jose Carmen, Macduff Macbeth, Pollione Norma, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor, Števa Jenufa, Jenik The Bartered Bride, Alfred Die Fledermaus, and the title role Benvenuto Cellini, Werther, and Don Carlos.

Appearances on the concert platform include Beethoven 9th Symphony with the Orchestre National du Capitole Toulouse, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, a European Tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Bruckner Te Deum with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; Verdi Messa da Requiem with the Halle Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel, and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Dimitri Boris Godunov, Dvořák Stabat Mater, and Beethoven 9th Symphony with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at the BBC Proms; Beethoven’s Leonore and Leicester Maria Stuarda at the Edinburgh International Festival, and at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

He has worked regularly with conductors including James Levine, Lorin Mazel, Carlo Rizzi, Sir Mark Elder, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Kirill Petrenko, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Antonio Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Patrick Summers, Philippe Jordan, Bertrand de Billy, Marco Zambelli, Emmanuel Plasson, Sir Bernard Haitink, Vasily Petrenko, Yves Abel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Sir Richard Armstrong. Clarke’s discography includes Jenik The Bartered Bride (Chandos/Sir Charles Mackerras) which was Grammy nominated; Faust with (Chandos/David Parry), Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor (Sony/Sir Charles Mackerras); Tybalt Romeo et Juliette (BMG/Slatkin); Adorno Simon Boccanegra (Live at New Zealand Festival); Don César de Bazan Maritana (Naxos/RTÉ Concert Orchestra).

Paul Charles Clarke is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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