Clara Osowski

Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski has performed many concerts and oratorios throughout the Midwest, showcasing her rich vocal color and dynamic stage presence. Active as a recitalist and concert performer, she carries her musicianship to all genres of vocal music including opera, chamber, and choral settings. Her opera credits include Ruth, (Pirates of Penzance), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), The Witch and Mother (Hansel and Gretel), Venus (Venus and Adonis), Zita (Gianni Schicchi), Juno (Orpheus and the Underworld), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte), and Cavalier Ramiro (La finta giardiniera).  She can be heard next singing Sesto in Minnesota Concert Opera’s production of Guilio Cesare, April of 2013. She was recently heard as soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Iowa City Chamber Chorale, Bach’s St. John Passion with Wayzata Community Church and Bach’s B minor mass with the Nova Singers of Galesburg, Illinois. Her passion for contemporary music is exhibited in the song cycles she has premiered by numerous composers with the Center for New Music at the University of Iowa. She was a 2012 Metropolitan Opera National Council Upper-Midwest Regional Finalist, and was named Runner-Up in the Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Competition. Ms. Osowski received her Masters from the University of Iowa, studying with baritone Stephen Swanson, and now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She sings professionally in ensembles including the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers, Minnesota Chorale, Silver Swan, Bach Society of Minnesota and Mirandola, and serves as Adjunct Voice Faculty at the University of Minnesota-Morris.