Australian/British soprano Samantha Clarke is the winner of the 2019 Guildhall Gold Medal and prize winner in the 2019 Grange International Festival Singing Competition. Samantha studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, as a Sir John Fisher Foundation and Independent Opera Scholar, under the tutelage of Mary Plazas.
Her operatic roles include: Helena and Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Pamina Die Zauberflöte, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Anne Trulove The Rake’s Progress, The Governess The Turn of the Screw, Theodora and Beth Little Women.
Recent and future engagements include her role debut as Violetta La traviata with West Australian Opera, Marzelline Fidelio and Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Simone Young, Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte at Queensland Opera, Dorset Opera and Grange Festival, her Proms debut in Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in Tasmania, Adina L’elisir d’amore at West Green House Opera, Golden Cockerel at the Adelaide Festival, and Flower Maiden Parsifal at Opera North.