© Maire Clement 2019

BIO

 American soprano Maire (pronounced Mary) Clement is a   singing artist based in the Twin Cities. Maire performs with   her husband and musical partner in their duo The Boston   Imposters as well as in concerts and recitals throughout   the country. Maire is a certified Transformational Voice®   Teacher.                                    

 Maire received her Masters of Music from the voice  department at the University of Louisville under the tutelage  of Edith Davis Tidwell. She received her Bachelor’s of  Music from Lawrence Conservatory of Music, where she  studied with Steven Paul Spears. She has performed  “Papagena” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, “Goldentrill” in  Mozart’s Impressario, and “Cathleen” in Ralph Vaughan  Williams’ Riders to the Sea. A highlight of  her past roles  include “Greta Fiorentino” in Kurt Weill’s  Street Scene,  “Emmie” in Britten’s Albert Herring, “Little  Edie” in Grey  Gardens and “Clara” in The Light in the Piazza.

 Fulfilling a lifelong dream, she performed in a concert with  Kristin Chenoweth and the Louisville Orchestra at the  Kentucky Center for the  Arts. Her debut with Kentucky  Opera was as a witch in Verdi’s Macbeth this past fall. Ms.  Clement has also sung in The Lakes Area  Music Festival  as a solo singer, and in the chorus of  Puccini’s La  Bohème, where she served as the chorus liaison. A  recipient of the Lawrence Conservatory Conservatory-  Squared Scholarship, she traveled to Arezzo, Italy, where  she covered the role of “Despina” in Oberlin in Italy’s  production of Cosí fan Tutte. She attended La Musica Lirica  2012, where she participated in a scenes program,  concerts, opera chorus, and an intense study of the Italian  language in Novafeltria, Italy. In July of 2015, she sang as a  quartet with Daniel Weeks, Chad Sloan, Emily Howes and  Dr. Naomi Oliphant performing recitals in Toronto and  Detroit.

 

 A lover of new music, she had the honor of premiering    pieces titled “Heloise: Sun” and "Planting Song" by Jan   Gilbert in her hometown in Minnesota. Ms. Clement sang   as an apprentice artist with the Thompson Street Opera   Company in Louisville, KY, where she premiered the role   of “Darling Donnis” in Philip Thompson’s opera titled Final   Battle for Love.

photo by Jan Abbot Photography

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