Claire Booth was educated at Trinity College, University of Oxford, gaining a Double First Class degree in Modern History. She subsequently trained at the English National Opera Studio on its Bayliss Programme and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Recent operatic roles include Hero in Béatrice et Benedict, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the title roles in both Cavalli’s La Didone and Rossi’s Orfeo. She has worked with Handmade Opera and New Chamber Opera, and appeared as a recitalist at the Wigmore Hall (where she made her debut in 2004), Aldeburgh and Cheltenham Festivals, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Centre, National Portrait Gallery and Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. She recently made her Paris debut at the Théâtre de Champs Elysées and at the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels. Booth regularly broadcasts for the BBC, notably with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Lutoslawski. In 2003 she appeared at the Lucerne International Festival with the Lucerne Academy conducted by Pierre Boulez in Schonberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, and returned there to sing Birtwistle’s Nenia in the 2004 series.