Based in Des Moines, Iowa, full lyric soprano Gabrielle Clutter has recently won the Encouragement Award at the 2020-2021 Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards Nebraska District in December. She won and also was voted Audience's Favorite at the MONC Auditions Iowa District prior to winning the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Upper Midwest Region in January of 2020.
Over the last year, Gabrielle was an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera and selected as a member of their Opera Iowa Troupe to film Rusalka: the Littlest Mermaid.Gabrielle was featured with Boston Opera Collaborative in their ARIA project and will be premiering a new collection of reflection pieces based upon Schumann's Dichterliebe in their Love in the Time Of project in the spring of 2022. Her recent credits include: The Turn of the Screw (The Governess), Glory Denied (Older Alyce), The Consul (Magda cvr/Foreign Woman), Hydrogen Jukebox (Soprano 2), Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna). She has been featured on CBS This Morning for her Artist in Residency position at Deerfield Retirement Community in Iowa. In the fall of 2017, Gabrielle won the Iowa division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition and the Drake University Concerto Competition.
Gabrielle Clutter is passionate about spreading awareness through opera and art song while finding creative ways to share music to communities. She is currently in progress of creating a fundraising and awareness recital for IowaCASA featuring local Iowan musicians and new compositions by Ivan Enrique Rodriguez and Jodi Goble.