Olivia Clarke – Conductor
British/Irish conductor Olivia Clarke is currently beginning her Masters in orchestral conducting at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany. Olivia read Music with an Organ Scholarship at the Queen’s College, Oxford University and is also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. In 2017 Olivia completed her Masters in Vocal Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Regularly involved in music education, Olivia works frequently as guest conductor and accompanist for Finchley Children’s Music Group and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls in London. Whilst in Glasgow, Olivia was the musical director for the Kelvin Choir and the accompanist for the Arkleston Singers.
Olivia has recently turned her focus to conducting after enjoying a rising singing career as a Soprano. Operatic scenes have included ‘Marzelline’ in Beethoven’s Fidelio and ‘Giunone’ in Cavalli’s Calisto (RCS MMus Opera Scenes). Roles have included ‘Eurydice’ in Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice with the About Turn Theatre Company at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘Galatea’ in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (Turl Street Arts Festival), ‘Magician 2’ (cover) in McPherson’s Uhte (Plug Opera), ‘Daughter’ in the world premiere run of Lambert’s Six Characters in Search of a Stage (Music Troupe), ‘Annina/Chorus’ in Verdi’s La Traviata (Opera Lyrica), ‘Erste Dame’ in Mozart’s Die Zauberfloete (Opera Lyrica), ’Mme Silberklang’ in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor, ‘Diana’ in Offenbach’s Orpheus and the Underworld (New Chamber Opera Studio), and ‘Cleonilla’ in Vivaldi’s Ottone in Villa (Oxford Opera).
The founder of Fox Opera, Olivia is keen to provide young singers and instrumentalists with professional experience and looks forward to expanding her company with more exciting productions in the pipeline!