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Claire Kelm (Soprano)

Born: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA

The American soprano, Claire Kelm, holds degrees from Stanford University and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Claire Kelm has enjoyed a varied and wide-ranging career, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She joined the San Francisco Opera Chorus in 1999. She has performed Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus with Berkeley Opera, and Anna, the Widow in The Merry Widow and a variety of Gilbert & Sullivan heroines with Lamplighters Music Theatre - Ida in Princess Ida, Elsie in Yeomen of the Guard, and Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore. For elementary school children, she sang Pamina in The Magic Flute for West Bay Opera-in-the-Schools and Viva Opera for the Museo Italiano. She has also performed with San Jose Lyric Theatre, and TheatreWorks. Other roles include First Lady in W.A. Mozart's The Magic Flute. Recent (2007-2008) highlights include recitals at the American Embassy in Paris and in Los Angeles, a tour of China and Japan with the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and performing at the Grand Teton Music Festival, Jackson, Wyoming.

Claire Kelm has been heard as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, American Bach Soloists, San Francisco Bach Choir, San Francisco Boys Chorus, San Francisco Choral Artists, Schola Cantorum, Magnificat, Soli Deo Gloria, and Baroque Choral Guild (now Cantabile), Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Sacramento Chamber Orchestra, and the Latin American Chamber Music Society, among others. She toured and recorded for five years with Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices, and was a founding member of the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, American Bach Soloists Choir, and most recently, the Artists Vocal Ensemble (AVE).

Claire Kelm has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Koch International, and Reference Recordings.

SourceSan Francisco Opera Website; Paco Music Website (2007-2008)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Jeffrey Thomas


BWV 244

Jeffrey Thomas


Member of American Bach Soloists:
Cantatas Vol. 1:
BWV 55
Cantatas Vol. 2: BWV 8, BWV 156
Cantatas Vol. 6: BWV 140, BWV 78, BWV 80
V-1 (1992): BWV 232
V-2 (1996):
BWV 244

Links to other Sites

Claire Kelm - Soprano (San Francisco Opera)

Claire Kelm (Paco Music) [PDF]

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