Claudia Rene Wier
- PhD York University
- MFA Eastern Michigan University
- MA Bowling Green University
- MM Bowling Green University
- BA The University of New Mexico
Claudia Rene Wier was an Ontario Trillium Scholarship Fellow and a York University Provost Dissertation Fellow at York University. Her dissertation is titled Animating Performance: Tracing Venice’s Resonant Diva Attraverso il Palco e la Soglia on 17th-Century Venetian opera and the first universally recognized operatic diva Anna Renzi. The dissertation also covers Warrior Queen operatic roles in Venetian opera. She won an American Society for Theatre Research Fellowship to travel to and conduct research in Venetian and other Italian archives. She is a DAAD Scholarship alumnus which funded her MFA Internship at the Unter den Linden Outreach and Pedagogy program in Berlin. Wier also sang professionally as a lyric soprano with the Städtische Bühne Regensburg in Germany for eight years. She has taught courses at the University of Michigan, Concordia University, York University, and Eastern Michigan University. She has directed for the Comic Opera Guild of Ann Arbor at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti for an English translation of Il Maestro di Musica, and for an English version of Hansel and Gretel. She also holds practitioner certification in the Lessac Voice and Movement method. Wier is eager to start teaching as a full-time lecturer at The Ohio State University this Autumn 2021. She will be teaching Introduction to Opera for Musicology; Art and Music Since 1945 for Art, Education, and Policy; and Criticizing Television for Theatre.