Mezzo-soprano Claire Galloway Weber is an avid linguist and proponent of presenting modern works alongside more standard opera and art song repertoire. Her 2015 – 2016 season includes Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, as well as soloing in Joby Talbot’s “Path of Miracles” and premiering Frances Pollock's "God As She Makes This Earth" to a text by Vanessa Moody. Past operatic performances include Laura (Iolanta), Barbara Thames (Stinney, Frances Pollock World Premier), Fanny Price (Mansfield Park, Jonathan Dove U.S. Premier), Prince Charmant (Cendrillon), the Mother, Dragonfly, and Squirrel (L’Enfant et les Sortilèges), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dritte Dame (Die Zauberflöte), and Dido (Dido and Aeneas). Ms. Weber has also performed as a soloist in oratorio works by Pergolesi, Haydn, Rossini, and Handel with the Peabody Concert Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, and Concert Artists of Baltimore. In addition, she has performed many of the standard art song repertory alongside works such as Daron Hagen’s “Sappho Songs,” Peter Lieberson’s “Neruda Songs,” and Matthew Triplett’s “I Promise to Be Good.” Ms. Weber recently received her Masters of Music at Peabody Conservatory studying with Steven Rainbolt. She received her Bachelors Degree from Bard College.