"Incredibly moving, naturally poised and with a lovely bloom to the voice."
The Guardian, Kommilitonen! at WNYO
Shortlisted in 2017 for Best Female Opera Singer by the Wales Theatre Awards, French-Italian Soprano Chiara Vinci trained at The Rambert School, The Arts Educational and the Actors Temple before training in classical singing with Jenny Miller and working intensively with the Barefoot Opera coaches, and continues to train with Arwel Treharne-Morgan. Chiara’s multidisciplinary background in the arts has steered her career towards operas that focus on devising and creating new
In the summer of 2019, Chiara will be singing the role of Calisto in Longborough Festival Opera's La Calisto and Giulietta in Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi at Grimebourne Festival.
Chiara recently made her West End debut in the world premiere of TriOperas at The Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells. Her recent operatic roles include Gretel/Hänsel und Gretel (Pop Up Opera), Amore/L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Longborough Festival Opera), Flora/The Turn of the Screw (Aylesbury Opera and New Palace Opera), Serpina/La Serva Padrona (L’Offerta Musicale, Italy and U.K tour), and Bubikopf in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser Von Atlantis with Loud Crowd. Previous operatic roles include Chiara’s classical opera debut in 2016 as The Shepherd Boy in Longborough Festival Opera’s Tannhäuser, directed by Alan Privett and conducted by Anthony Negus, for which she received sparkling reviews, Adina/L'Elisir D'Amore (WOW Opera), Carolina/Il Matrimonio Segreto (Pop Up Opera), Psyche and Sister for Tête à Tête Opera Festival (Hanbury & Groves), Unsung Heroes of The Planet at Green Man Festival and Liquid History at The Totally Thames Festival (Gestalt Arts).
In 2017, Chiara was invited to sing at the Wales Theatre Awards in Swansea representing Polly Graham's award winning production of Kommilitonen! with WNYO having also been Shortlisted in the category for Best Female Opera Singer for her role as Sophie Scholl.
Chiara created the role of Hester Santlow in The Loves of Mars and Venus. The story of the birth of modern ballet, told through baroque dance, music and theatre at The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond. Directed by Jenny Miller (Barefoot Opera) and produced by recorder artist Evelyn Nallen (The Weaver Ensemble). New for 2019, The Weaver Ensemble has reimagined the Pygmalion story to encompass John Weaver’s ‘passions and affections’ expressed through dance, using choreographies of the day, with the occasional song. On-stage music by Handel, Rameau and Lully. Chiara will tour the U.K once again in the role of Hester Santlow. Chiara regularly performs with Evelyn Nallen's Respectable Groove and Zero Gravity Band, singing Early and Baroque repertoire such as Handel, Arne, Telemann and Purcell.
With over 20 years of performing experience Chiara's career has led her to perform in some of the UK's most prestigious theatres such as Lilian Baylis Sadler's wells(Independent Opera), The Linbury Studio (Rambert), The Royal Albert Hall, Her Majesty's Theatre, The Barbican,The Birmingham Hippodrome, Sadler's Wells (NYB), The London Coliseum (ENO) and The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond (Barefoot Opera & The Weaver Dance Company). Chiara has worked for several prestigious directors most notably Anthony McDonald, (Rusulka) Grange Park Opera, David Alden (Othello) English National Opera & Kungliga Opera, Polly Graham (Simplicius Simplicissimus) Independent Opera, Daniel Slater (The Cunning Little Vixen) Garsington Opera and John Copley (The Merry Widow) ENO.
From 2012 to 2018, Chiara trained with Jenny Miller, director of Barefoot Opera and has taken part in numerous Barefoot workshops and productions with Penelope Randall-Davies, Lesley-Anne Sammons and Nicholas Bosworth. Chiara is now a Barefoot Opera Associate.
Chiara is incredibly grateful to have received The Batley Hibbert Grant from The Magdalen and Lasher Charity to support her in her operatic studies.