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. Maire 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 inToronto 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. Maire 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