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Canadian bass-baritone Clarke Ruth studied with Brian McIntosh at the University of Western Ontario, where he performed in numerous UWOpera productions and took on roles such as Colline (La Bohème) and Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), or Simone (Gianni Schicchi) and Pistola (Falstaff).

He then decided to continue his training in Europe, at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, in the class of Christoph Prégardien. In 2019, he sang the role of Collatinus (The Rape of Lucretia) and the following year the role of Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte).

In 2019 he received two grants: one from the Richard Wagner Association and the other from the WDR Rundfunkchor. In the same year, he performed Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro) with the Opera Academy Bad Orb, and the Father (Hänsel und Gretel) with the HofgartenOrchester Bonn.

In October 2020, he will participate in the “International Opernwerkstatt” organised by Verena Keller, where he will work with the conductor Roland Böer and the director Roger Vontobel on a concert tour in Switzerland.

In July 2021, on the occasion of the International Singing Competition in Clermont-Ferrand, he won the role of Alessio (La Sonnambula), which he will have the opportunity to perform in several French opera houses in 2022 and 2023: Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Avignon, Metz, Reims, Limoges, Massy and Compiègne.


Clarke Ruth · Quand la flamme de l’amour – La jolie fille de Perth (Bizet)