Opera singer Marcelle Clamens ranks amongst Bermuda’s most successful classical musicians.
She is a graduate of the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree with honors in 1996.
She has performed in numerous recital halls in Bermuda, Europe and the United States including the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
Opera Ebony, the longest surviving African-American opera company in American history, wrote:
Mrs. Clamens performance was an unqualified success with her soaring, gleaming tones and artistic excellence, she can become an artist of international status if given continued quality performance opportunities
Ms. Clamens shares her expertise with Bermudians, moving onto teaching voice at both the Jackson School of Performing Arts and the Bermuda School of Music. She has also directed the Talent Explosion along with her husband, Michael.
• 1990: Verdi Requiem, Soprano soloist, Bermuda Festival
• 1991: Haydn’s Creation, Soprano soloist, Bermuda Festival
• 1997: A top winner in Bellini Vocal competition, Italy
• 1997: Queens Opera Association Cruise concert on QE2
• 1997: Winner of Artist International competition in New York
• 1998: Recital Halls in Little Rock, Arkansas
• 1998: Recital Halls in New York
• 1999: Solo Debut, Carnegie Hall, New York
• 2001: Role of Micaela in ‘Carmen’, Bermuda Festival
• 2002: Guest Artist of singing group ‘Word’, Bermuda Festival
• 2003: Guest Artist of Opera York, Canada
• 2003: Guest Artist of Kid Fest, Bermuda
• 2004: Walk Together Children, Bermuda Festival
• 2007: Solo recital at The City Hall Theatre, Bermuda
Ms. Clamens performing “La Canzone di Doretta”
Ms. Clamens performing “Or sai, chi l’onore”