Praised for “brilliant technique” and her “velvety timbre” (Opera Magazine), Swiss lyric soprano Chiara Skerath recently debuted as Mélisande at Opéra de Bordeaux, Poppea at Opéra de Nantes as well as Ännchen (der Freischütz) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris.
Her recent opera engagements have included, Erste Dame (Die Zauberflöte) at Opéra national de Paris, and Antigone (Enescu’s Oedipe) at the Salzburg Festival.
She has established an outstanding reputation as a Mozart singer, with her roles including Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in Versailles and at the Drottningholm Festival in Sweden, Despina (Così fan tutte) at Oper Frankfurt, Servilia (La clemenza di Tito) at Opéra du Rhin, Cinna (Lucio Silla) at Theater an der Wien, Pamina (Die Zauberflöte) in Saint-Etienne, Ninetta (la Finta Semplice) at Southbank Centre in London, and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) at Opéra Royal de Wallonie…
Her numerous awards have included the Audience Prize at the 2014 Queen Elisabeth Competition, the 2013 International Nadia et Lili Boulanger Competition and the 2012 Emmerich Smola Förderpreis. She received the Migros Culture Scholarship in 2011 and 2012.
Chiara studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Glenn Chamber’s class and continues to work with acclaimed soprano Annick Massis. Having perfected the art of recital with the late Ruben Lifschitz, she is now invited internationally as a recitalist of German Lieder and French Mélodie, with her pianist Antione Palloc.
Her future engagements include roles as Ilione (Idoménée, Campra) in Lille, Micaëla (Carmen, Bizet) and Mélisande (Pelléas et Mélisande, Debussy) in Bordeaux, Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito, Mozart) in Rouen, Cinna (Lucio Silla, Mozart) at La Seine Musicale and Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck) in Zürich.