Claire Watson

Soprano. Born 3 February 1927. Died 16 July 1986
Claire Watson
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1927-02-03
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Claire Watson

Claire Watson Biography (Wikipedia)

Claire Watson (née McLamore) (February 3, 1927 – July 16, 1986) was an American soprano, particularly associated with Mozart and Richard Strauss roles.

Born in New York City, she studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, and later privately with Elisabeth Schumann and Sergius Kagen, in New York. She then left for Europe, where she studied in Vienna with Otto Klemperer. She made her stage debut in Graz, as Desdemona, in 1951.

She was engaged by the Frankfurt Opera in 1955, where she sang a wide range of roles, notably: Countess Almaviva, Pamina, Elisabeth, Leonora, Aida, Tatyana, Fiordiligi, Elisabeth de Valois, and the Die Marschallin, in which role she made her debut at the Royal Opera House in London in 1958, and at the Glyndebourne Festival in 1960.

In 1958, she became a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where she sang as Eva and Sieglinde. She also made regular guest appearances in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Milan, also appearing in America, notably in San Francisco, Chicago, and Buenos Aires. In 1971, Watson performed in Boston for the Peabody Mason Concert series.

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Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes, Op 33 / Act II: From the Gutter
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Peter Grimes, Op 33 / Act II: From the Gutter
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes, Op 33 Act III - Embroidery In Childhood Was A Luxury Of Idleness
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Peter Grimes, Op 33 Act III - Embroidery In Childhood Was A Luxury Of Idleness
Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes Op.33 - Embroidery Aria
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Peter Grimes Op.33 - Embroidery Aria
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier - Final Act
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Der Rosenkavalier - Final Act
Royal Opera House Chorus, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten
Peter Grimes (Act 3, Sc 2 'Grimes!... Steady. There you are.')
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Peter Grimes (Act 3, Sc 2 'Grimes!... Steady. There you are.')

Peter Grimes (Act 3, Sc 2 'Grimes!... Steady. There you are.')

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Royal Opera House Chorus, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, Claire Watson, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Benjamin Britten
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1964: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1964-09-02T03:22:22
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Sep
1964

Proms 1964: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall

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