Claire Lefilliâtre is a French soprano vocalist affiliated with Vincent Dumestre's award-winning Le Poème Harmonique, a musical ensemble specializing in music of the Baroque era. Among the many Poème Harmonique releases on the classical label Alpha, Lefilliâtre is featured on L'Humaine Comédie (1999), Aux Marches du Palais (2001), Lamentations (2000), Il Fásolo? (2001), Le Consert des Consorts (2001), Nova Metamorfosi (2003), Tenebrae (2002), Je Meurs Sans Mourir (2003), Plaisir d'Amour (2004), Carnets de Voyages (2005), and Cadmus & Hermione (2008).
Claire’s expertise in baroque repertoire has made her a favourite performer with several ensembles and led her to sing on many international stages including Opéra Comique in Paris, Opéra de Rouen, Opéra d’Avignon, Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic, Palau de la Música (Barcelona), Academia Santa Cecilia (Rome), Művészetek Palotája (Budapest), Bozar Festival (Brussels), and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) as well as in New York, Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Shanghai. Claire’s roles with Le Poème Harmonique have included the performance of sung intermezzos in Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme in opera houses throughout Europe (between 2004 and 2011); the title role in Marco Marazzoli’s opera La Vita Humana (2006) in several venues; Hermione in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione (2008–10) likewise; and Cavalli’s L’Egisto at both the Opéra Comique de Paris and Opéra de Rouen (2012–13).
Passionate about singing and baroque expression—particularly the interpretation of French and Italian music of the seventeenth century—Claire Lefilliâtre received her vocal training from Alain Buet and Raphaël Sikorski, studied baroque gesture and declamation with Eugène Green and Benjamin Lazar, and Alexander technique as applied to stage movement with Agnès de Brunhoff.