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Laura Claycomb Putting the color into coloratura

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OperaWire Scarlet Letter mention

From OperaWire: “Laura Claycomb and Dominic Armstrong star in Naxos’ new version of Lori Laitman’s “The Scarlett Letter.” The work, which first premiered in 2008, is heard in this new release in its revised 2015-16 edition.  …

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Baby!!

Laura and her husband are happy to announce the birth of their son, Giorgio!  …

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Der Vampyr – Genève

Check out the trailer for our show, Der Vampyr here in Geneva, Switzerland, opening November 19 and running until November 29, 2016!…

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Midsummer Night’s Dream – BEIJING!

Laura has been in Beijing, China for Robert Carsen’s production of Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Aix-en-Provence Festival.  …

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Badische Neueste Nachrichten (Capuleti e I Montecchi)

“A more convincing advocate of Bellini’s Rome Opera as Laura Claycomb is currently difficult to find.…

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The Scarlet Letter Review (Daily Camera)

Review: Opera Colorado’s ‘Scarlet Letter’ all-around superb By Kelly Dean Hansen “Soprano Laura Claycomb exudes both passion and pride in her portrayal of Hester Prynne, an archetypal character whose punishment for adultery gives the story its title.…

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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 sings 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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