Claire Booth has established a reputation as one of the most talented and versatile singers of her generation in opera and concert. Her repertoire ranges from Handel and Mozart operas to complex twentieth and 21st century works. She sang the world première of Oliver Knussen's Songs for Sue, written for her and conducted by the composer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed the work at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh, Holland, Edinburgh and Lucerne Festivals. She performed the rôle of Pakriti in the world première of Jonathan Harvey's Wagner Dream for Netherlands Opera. She has sung Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Niece (Peter Grimes) for Opera North. Other important appearances have included Birtwistle's The Io Passion at the Aldeburgh, Almeida and Bregenz festivals and The Second Mrs Kong at the South Bank Centre with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with the BBC Symphony, London Sinfonietta, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Schoenberg Ensemble, The King's Consort, Early Opera Company, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Nash Ensemble.