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Clare McCaldin

Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

British mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin made her Royal Opera debut in 2007 as Cousin (Madama Butterfly). She returns in the 2016/17 Season to sing Apprentice (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).

McCaldin has appeared in opera and concert for organizations, festivals and venues including BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, the Edinburgh Festival and Salzburg Easter Festival. She has created roles in operas by Errollyn Wallen and Stephen McNeff and performed in concert with Oliver Knussen, the Brodsky Quartet and Iain Burnside. She gives regular recitals with Andrew West, Paul Turner and Libby Burgess. Her recordings of Stephen McNeff’s Madrigali dell’Estate, Hugh Wood’s Laurie Lee Songs and her disc Notes from the Asylum (including works by Brahms, Wolf and McNeff) have all won four stars from BBC Music Magazine.

McCaldin also produces solo stage work, including Haydn’s London Ladies and Vivienne.