Director of Lepetit Ensemble
Brahms – Alte Liebe
Schubert – Gretchen am Spinnrad
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German mezzo-soprano Ute Lepetit-Clare moved to Cambridge in 2010. She studied at the University of Music and Theatre, Leipzig and at the Liszt School of Music, Weimar. She performed numerous roles at Schauspielhaus Leipzig, Hebbel Theater Berlin, Sorbischen Volkstheater Bautzen, and Theater Görlitz. She was engaged as soloist at Theater Eisenach and at the Saxony Theatre, Dresden.
Ute has performed more than 40 roles, which include many of the main mezzo-soprano roles, such as Cherubino ( Mozart The Marriage of Figaro), Dorabella ( Mozart Cosi fan tutte), Muse/ Niklausse ( The Tales of Hoffman), Hansel ( Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel) and Olga ( Tschaikowsky Eugen Onegin). In 2015, she sang the role of Rupert Brooke’s mother in the world premiere of David Earl’s opera Strange Ghost in Cambridge. Alongside her work in opera, Ute has also performed many concert in some of Germany’s most important venues, including Gewandhaus Leipzig and Frauenkirche Dresden.
In England, she has performed Bach Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion, Handel The Messiah, Haydn Nelson Mass, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle as well as many song recitals.
Ute is the director and producer of the new founded Lepetit Ensemble and has created many works including Hansel and Gretel for children and an Emily Dickinson programme.