“You never quit on your music. No matter what happens. Because anytime something bad happens to you, it’s the one place you can escape to and just, psh, let it go.” – Louis, “August Rush”
Sacramento native Claire Karoly holds a passion for an eclectic collection of genres and periods, with a particular interest in melding the worlds of Baroque opera and Cabaret. She is currently in her fourth and final year at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA, where she has studied with soprano Marcelle Dronkers and tenor Eric Morris. Claire planted her roots as a musician as a choir singer, and later branched out to violin in middle school, and opera and musical theatre in college. While Claire is a very eclectic individual, with interests in many disciplines, her experiences and wisdom taught her that one of the most important things in life is to follow one’s true essence, which in her case is to study and perform music. As a student, Claire returned to beloved works from her childhood, reviving a love for sacred music and oratorio, and discovered other works from the Baroque era that continue to excite her. She hopes to eventually forge a career as a mezzo-soprano specializing in early music; for now, she continues to explore and grow.
“Every singer has to find his or her own way – in life as well as in music.” – Andreas Scholl, countertenor