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Claire Moore
Claire Moore has appeared on several of Bernard J Taylor's recordings, and has two solo albums of his songs - Child of the Earth, which features songs written for her by Bernard J. Taylor, and Songs from the Musicals of Bernard J Taylor

She sings Mina on Nosferatu, the Vampire, Elizabeth Bennet on Pride and Prejudice, Beatrice on Much Ado, Angela on Success!

In 1993 Claire was acclaimed by Impressions magazine as "the greatest singer on the British musical stage today". She was born in Lancashire, the daughter of a jazz musician, and started singing while she was at school. She worked in cabaret around the North-West of England before joining the Royal Northern College of Music to study Opera and Vocal Studies, where she trained from 1978 - 1982.

Claire has performed a wide variety of roles, covering musicals, opera and straight plays. She has appeared in The Duchess of Malfi, The Critic, The Real Inspector Hound and The Cherry Orchard for the National Theatre. She took over the leading role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera from Sarah Brightman, and played opposite Michael Crawford. She later returned to the role playing opposite Ethan Freeman. Claire left Phantom in 1989 to create the role of Ellen in Miss Saigon, and has also starred in Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Born Again, Putting It Together, The Card, Camelot and Little Shop of Horrors. Her opera work includes La Boheme on the Isle of Wight in 1995, and she recently sang Mozart's Exultate Jubilate at a concert. She is frequently in demand for concerts and radio broadcasts, and has appeared in various tributes to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, Songs from the Shows and Friday Night Is Music Night broadcasts for the BBC.

She is featured on many recordings other than the musicals of Bernard J Taylor, including a studio cast recording of The Phantom of the Opera, the 20th anniversary recording of Jesus Christ Superstar, a Les Miserables highlights recording, and many compilation albums. She has also joined other stars on their own solo recordings, including Peter Karrie and Colin Wilkinson.

Claire married in 1995 and gave up performing for a while to concentrate on her family.

Musicals: Liberty! | Much Ado | Nosferatu | Pride and Prejudice | Success! | Wuthering Heights

 

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