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Laura Claycomb Putting the color into coloratura

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Opera News – Open your heart recording

"...Many sopranos have recorded the Cantilena from Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, but Claycomb’s timbre and the blend of melancholy and hopefulness with which she infuses the soaring line are hard to top..."

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The Scarlet Letter

Laura is excited to announce she will be singing the protagonist Hester Prynne, the wearer of The Scarlet Letter, in the world premiere of the Lori Laitman opera of the same name at Opera Colorado.

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Fanfare review (Huntley Dent)

"...one of the bright lights of recent releases..." "It needs saying up front: Not since the heyday of Kathleen Battle and Dawn Upshaw have I heard a lyric soprano as winning as Laura Claycomb. ... The voice is vibrant and tonally lustrous, immediately capturing your attention. Now Delos has given Claycomb a solo recital with guitarist Marc Teicholz that showcases quite special qualities of voice, artistry, and programming."

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Symphony’s Schumann and Strauss make a killer combo

"...the performance was nothing short of magnificent, a virtuoso display of silvery tone and effortless technical agility. These are the qualities that drive much of the composer’s writing for soprano, and Claycomb’s performance seemed to revel in her ability to negotiate the music’s demands without breaking a sweat..."

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Buy Open Your Heart – Laura’s first solo album!

Buy Laura’s first solo album, with guitarist Marc Teicholz!  The cd is available on label Delos’ website directly or you can download it on iTunes, as well.…

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Haydn Creation with Mehta

Laura was pleased to jump in for an ailing colleague in Haydn’s Die Schoepfung with the great Zubin Mehta while in rehearsals for Candide at the Maggio Musicale in Florence.…

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New York Times (Carnegie Hall Bel canto Concert)

In Bellini’s “Eccomi in lieta vesta,” the warm and noble sound of Jennifer Montone’s horn partnered beautifully with that of Ms. Claycomb’s soprano.

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Ariadne auf Naxos DVD/Blue-Ray

Laura is thrilled to announce the release of the DVD and Blue-Ray video of her performance of Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Glyndebourne Festival last summer (2013.) For more information and to buy the recording on Glydnebourne’s site, click here!

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  • Hi, Heather, It was Opera Rara that found the music and proposed it to me for the recording. I think it was Patric Schm

  • Ms. Claycomb, I'm in awe of your technique and skill. I recently learned "La Farfalletta" by Melesio Morales. I think

  • Thank you for this! I saw you sing Gilda in Toronto years ago and was in awe of your beautiful singing. I am singer sta

  • I want to hear your Queen so badly! You are one of my favorite singers and an inspiration. The beauty in your sound is u

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