In 48 hours Claire went from fixing a fence in her garden, to winning the fourth round of the Cardiff Singer of the World Competition


Claire Barnett-Jones received a call Tuesday evening to say she’d been called up on standby to sing at the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World competition. By Wednesday morning she received confirmation she would be performing. With a quick rehearsal and run through with BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Andrew Litton she performed in the fourth round of the competition and WON!

Claire had been fixing a fence in her garden and relaxing with her cat Molly and partner when she received the phone call. Within 48 hours she was competing in what is regarded as one of the finest celebrations of voice. 

DIVA Publisher Linda Riley says “Please vote for Claire! It is wonderful to have such an amazing out and proud opera singer in the finals. Let’s give her some LGBTQI love!”

Photo Credit: BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 

You can hear Claire performing No more, I’ll hear no more… Hence, Iris, away from Semele by Handel here.

Please vote for Claire to win the esteemed Dame Joan Sutherland Audience Prize using this link.

Voting closes at 10am on Saturday 19th June. 

Claire Barnet-Jones is a Mezzo Soprano, English National Opera Harewood Artist and recipient of the Sir John Tomlinson Fellowship, Independent Opera Fellow and Samling Artist. Highlights of the 2020/21 season include her role and house debut as Madame Flora The Medium for Oper Frankfurt, Precipice – a series of specially curated concerts for The Grange Festival, a recital at the Wigmore Hall with Iain Burnside and Mistress Quickly (cover) Falstaff, for Scottish Opera. For more information please contact:

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