French-Italian Soprano Chiara Vinci was born in London. She performs professionally as a dancer, actor and opera singer and trained at The Arts Educational and The Ballet Rambert. She trained and works closely with her singing teacher Jenny Miller, director of Barefoot Opera. Most recently Chiara created the role of Sophie Scholl in Maxwell Davies' opera 'Kommilitonen' with Welsh National Youth Opera, directed by Polly Graham. The Guardian wrote "it was Chiara Vinci’s Sophie Scholl that stood out, incredibly moving, naturally poised and with a lovely bloom to the voice." Chiara was shortlisted by the Wales Theatre Awards 2017 in the category for Best Female Opera singer for her role in 'Kommilitonen' and was invited to reprise her role for the ceremony in Swansea.
Recent operatic roles include: 'Serpina' in Pergolesi's 'La Serva Padrona', 'Gianetta' in 'L'Elisir D'amore' with Barefoot Opera, 'Sister' and 'Psyche' with Born Mad for Tête-à-Tête Opera festival and 'Shepherd Boy' in Wagner's 'Tannhäuser' directed by Alan Privett, conducted by Anthony Negus '... Chiara Vinci performed the role of a young Shepherd with a wonderful piping voice and I have rarely heard this sung better'.- Seen & Heard International.