The Portuguese mezzo-soprano Cláudia Ribas joins the Opera Studio last season, during which she made her house debut singing 3rd Lady in a new production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte which was followed by Iseut the Fair's Mother in a new production of Frank Martin's Le vin herbé. In 2023/24 you can hear her as Pipa/Marquise in a new production of Offenbach's Die Banditen / The Bandits and 3rd Maid in Elektra. She took private lessons in Portugal before gaining her bachelor at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam and started studying for her masters at the Danish Royal Academy of Music in 2021. She has taken part in masterclasses held by people including Pierre Mak, José de Oliveira Lopes, Joäo Mario Alves, Susanna Rigacci, Cristiano Manzoni, Margreet Honig, Angela Brower, Alexander Oliver, Bejun Mehta, Lenneke Ruiten and Neville Dove and works regularly with conductors including João Paulo Santos, Virgilio Caseiro, Bruno Martins, Artur Pinho Maria, Rodrigo Carvalho and Marco Crispo. Her roles have included Mère Jeanne (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Marzelline (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam and Fé-ni-han (Ba-ta-clan), Polinesso (Ariodante) at Royal Danish Opera and the title role in Giulio Cesare in Egitto.