Meet WNO

Claire Hampton


Claire was born in Staffordshire and studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating, she joined Welsh National Opera Chorus. Claire enjoys performing regularly on the concert platform and with her own musical duo Operabelles.

Her roles include Tweedle Dee Alice in Wonderland; Echo Ariadne auf Naxos; Papagena The Magic Flute; Jana Jenůfa; Fekluša Katya Kabanova; Bridesmaid The Marriage of Figaro; First Squire Parsifal; Countess Ceprano Rigoletto; The Plaintiff, Trial by Jury; Rara Sweetness and Badness.

Her recordings include Jana Jenůfa; Fekluša Katya Kabanova; Countess Ceprano Rigoletto for BBC Radio 3. Claire’s cover roles include Zerlina Don Giovanni; Krista The Makropulos Affair; Angel Jephtha; Frasquita Carmen; Barbarina The Marriage of Figaro; Gianetta L’elisir d'amore; Sheep One Candide.

Away from WNO, Claire is enjoying being a new mum to her three children, walking her dog, and thanking the Lord for coffee!