Caroline Clarke

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Versatile classical soprano. Hire me as a soloist, or as the vocal duo Trovatori! Online performances and session recordings also available.
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I am a classical singer with many years of experience performing as a soloist for concerts, festivals and galas as well as for private events such as weddings, funerals, parties and more. I have a very wide repertoire for clients to choose from, and although I specialise in classical and operatic repertoire I'm open to singing songs and pieces from other genres too. My extensive performance and event experience guarantees peace of mind for each client that I work with, and my passion for music comes across in every performance! Here's my formal biography: Caroline started singing after graduating from Durham University with a degree in music specialising in composition. Her operatic roles have since included the title role of Tosca for Heritage Opera; Fiordiligi (Cosi fan Tutte) for Opera UK and Birmingham Chamber Orchestra; Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) for British Youth Opera and Surrey Opera; Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Adina (L'elisir d'amore) for Vox Lirika, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for Birmingham Chamber Opera and Gilda (cover) (Rigoletto) for Heritage Opera. She played the Lace Seller (Death in Venice) in the Aldeburgh Festival, directed by Yoshi Oida; a role she also performed at the Bregenz Festival where she also appeared as the ZDF Director and Airport Officer in Benedict Mason's Playing Away, directed by David Pountney. As a concert performer Caroline has sung in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Cadogan Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as in performances on BBC Radio 3. She has sung as a soloist in venues internationally performing works including Brahms' Requiem, Haydn’s Creation, Mahler's Symphony No.4, Mozart's Exsultate, Jubilate, Vivaldi's Gloria, Handel's Messiah, Schubert's Magnificat and Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder. As a session singer Caroline has sung with the BBC Singers, London Voices, RSVP Voices and Conventus and is now also a session performer online, recording her voice and compositions for clients around the world. Caroline and her husband Darren perform internationally together as the duo Trovatori. She has received coaching from David Syrus, Mary King, Anthony Legge and Donald Maxwell and continues her vocal studies with Arwel Treharne Morgan.

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Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Traditional church music, Christmas, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Italian music, French music, Latin, German music, Spanish music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Songwriter, Singing teaching, Orchestrator
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Song list

Wedding choices:
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Song to the Moon (Dvorak)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Ich Liebe Dich (Grieg)
Wheree’er you walk (Handel)
Alleluia (Mozart)
O mio babbino caro (Puccini)
Sogno di Doretta (Puccini)
Time to say Goodbye (Sartori/Quarantotto)
Du Ring an meinem Finger (Schumann)
Brindisi (Verdi)
Domine Deus (Vivaldi)
Funeral choices:
Over the Rainbow (Arlen)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ave Maria (Caccini)
Going Home (Dvorak)
En Priere (Faure)
Pie Jesu (Faure)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
O Saviour, Hear me! (Gluck)
The Lord is my Shepherd (Vicar of Dibley theme) (Goodall)
Come Unto Him (Handel)
I Know that My Redeemer Liveth (Handel)
Pie Jesu (Lloyd-Webber)
Sancta Maria (Mascagni)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart)
A Gaelic Blessing (Rutter)
Time to say Goodbye (Sartori/Quarantotto)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Be Still My Soul (Sibelius)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
I Wonder as I Wander (Trad.)
O Danny Boy (Trad.)
Skye Boat Song (Trad.)
Waly Waly (Trad.)
Wayfaring Stranger (Trad.)
Were You there? (Trad.)
My Love is Like a Red, Red, Rose (Trad.)
You'll never walk alone (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
When I am laid in earth - Dido's Lament (Purcell)
Hymns (others known/can be requested):
Abide With Me
Amazing Grace
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
How Great Thou Art
Guide me, O thou Great Redeemer
I Vow to Thee My Country
Lord of all Faithfulness
Make me a Channel of Your Peace
Praise My Soul the King of Heaven
Operatic repertoire:
I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls - The Bohemian Girl (Balfe)
Casta Diva - Norma (Bellini)
C'est des contrebandiers... Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante - Carmen (Bizet)
Habanera - Carmen (Bizet)
Les tringles des sistres - Carmen (Bizet)
Ebben, ne andro lontana - La Wally (Catalani)
Depuis le jour - Louise (Charpentier)
Song to the Moon - Rusalka (Dvorak)
Summertime - Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
La mamma morta - Andrea Chenier (Giordano)
Un bouquet!...Ô Dieu! que de bijoux!... Ah! je ris (Jewel Song) - Faust (Gounod)
Ah! Je veux vivre dans ce rêve - Romeo et Juliette (Gounod)
Lascia ch’io pianga - Rinaldo (Handel)
Wheree’er you walk - (Handel)
Come scoglio - Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Ach, ich liebte - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Mozart)
Or sai che l'onore - Don Giovanni (Mozart)
In quali eccessi, o Numi... Mi tradi quell'alma ingrata - Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Non mi dir - Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Deh vieni, non tardar - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Porgi amor - Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
O mio babbino caro - Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Quando men vo - La Bohème (Puccini)
Signore, ascolta - Turandot (Puccini)
Sogno di Doretta - La Rondine (Puccini)
Vissi d’arte (Puccini)
Un bel di vedremo (Puccini)
When I am laid in earth - Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)
Klänge der Heimat - Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
Mein Herr Marquis - Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
Gia il sole dal gange - L'honesta negli amore (Scarlatti)
Tatyana's letter scene - Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Ah, fors'e lui... Sempre libera - La Traviata (Verdi)
Brindisi - La Traviata (Verdi)
Ave Maria - Otello (Verdi)
Oratorio and concert repertoire:
O Holy Night - Adam
Christmas Oratorio - Bach
Mass in B minor- Bach
St Matthew Passion- Bach
Requiem - Brahms
Messiah - Handel
Messiah (arr. Mozart) - Handel
Ode to the Birthday of Queen Anne - Handel
Samson - Handel
The Creation - Haydn
Symphony No. 4 - Mahler
Elijah - Mendelssohn
Magnificat - Mendelssohn
Coronation Mass - Mozart
Exsultate, Jubilate - Mozart
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Mass in C minor - Mozart
Veni Sancte Spiritus - Mozart
Funeral Sentences - Purcell
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Magnificat - Schubert
Gloria - Vivaldi
Wesendonck Lieder - Wagner
Coronation Te Deum - Walton
Musicals and contemporary repertoire:
Autumn Leaves (Kosma)
Over the rainbow (Arlen / Harburg)
I feel pretty (Bernstein)
O sole mio (Capurro / di Capua)
Santa Lucia (Cottrau)
Funiculi, funicula (Denza / Turco)
Nella fantasia (Morricone / Ferrau)
The impossible dream (Leigh / Darion)
I could've danced all night (Lerner / Loewe)
Don't cry for me, Argentina (Lloyd-Webber)
Memory (Lloyd-Webber)
You raise me up (Lovland / Graham)
The rose (McBroom)
Edelweiss (Rodgers / Hammerstein)
I dreamed a dream (Schönberg / Boublil)
On my own (Schönberg / Boublil)
Send in the clowns (Sondheim)
Time to say goodbye (Sartorelli / Quarantotto)
Art song repertoire:
AVE MARIA - Gounod
NUITS D’ÉTÉ– Berlioz
EXTASE – Duparc
AVE MARIA - Schubert
AVE MARIA - Gounod
AN DIE MUSIK – Strauss
SILENT NOON – Vaughan-Williams
VOCALISE – Rachmaninov
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love the extra element that a live performance brings to their event - there's nothing like the human voice to move people, whether it's a concert, party, wedding or a funeral. Clients have commented on my versatility as I can offer a wide repertoire for any occasion. I'm also very personable and love chatting with people before and after a performance!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, BBC Maida Vale Studios, Abbey Road Studios

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I have an eclectic taste in music! Classically I love to listen to Angela Gheorghiu, Leontyne Price, Maria Callas and Birgitte Nielsen among others. When it comes to more contemporary music I love female singer-songwriters such as Kate Bush, Bjork and Tori Amos.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Performing as the soprano soloist in Brahms' Requiem at Birmingham Symphony Hall! I've also performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and this year I'm singing at the Royal Festival Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra as part of London Voices.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I'll do my best to accommodate any changes to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, I can provide an iPod service between sets if desired.

How much time do you need to set up?

If performing acoustically I will only need 10-15 minutes to get set up; if performing with PA I will need 20-30 minutes to set up my equipment and perform a sound check.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Absolutely - clients are welcome to pick any of the pieces they would like to hear from my song list. Otherwise I'm happy to put together an appropriate set list based on my years of experience performing at different events.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I usually perform without PA for classical concerts, recitals and church events. However I can provide a small PA system (for up to 200 guests) to perform at larger venues and events.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course - if it's something that I'll be able to sing then I'm happy to learn any specific song requests for an additional £30 per song (to account for my learning and rehearsal times, etc.).


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£175
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£625
Church service
Attendance before event for sound check PA if required Tailored songs/arias as requested by client
Wedding ceremony
Attendance before event for soundcheck Tailored song requests as requested by client PA if required
Up to 90 minutes
- PA equipment (if required) - Tailored set lists
Concert performance
Performance of up to 2 x 40 minute sets. PA (for an audience of up to 200) if required. Tailored set lists according to the event/client's requirements. Backing tracks supplied; a pianist and/or guitarist for accompaniment can be provided for an extra £350.
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From Encore customers:

Deborah F
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5 out of 5

Caroline was fantastic, wow, so impressed, please don't hesitate, you won't be sorry, I don't like to use the phase value for money but she far out stripped my expectations, she should be charging £1000's, she was so friendly and sorted everything out with the vicar and organist, my Dad would have loved her but as she sang like an angel maybe he did.

From other customers:

Fiverr C
4 years ago

I love it, thank you! Great performance and a high quality recording. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you for bringing life to my music.

Fiverr C
4 years ago

Gorgeous classical voice. Really emotional , and great microphone quality too. Perfect for "film score" stuff . Thank you Caroline!

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