Highland Park High School Distinguished Alumna!

I’m happy to announce I have been awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from my high school in Dallas, Highland Park High School. Many thanks to my former teacher, Mrs. Spoonmore, who nominated me, and all the people who put in …


Masterclasses and Teaching

I have been making masterclass tours over the years, sometimes combining it with a recital appearance, and wanted to give a few thoughts on teaching.

I have been doing this singing thing for over 28 years now. (I started singing …


Concerto di Beneficenza – IWCT Gala

Laura Claycomb, along with two other International Women’s Club members, soprano Fé Avouglian and pianist Dana Musca, will take part in a Gala Concert May 29th to benefit SVOLTADONNA.  Based in Pinerolo with 5 branches throughout the Torino metropolitan area, …


Masterclasses at Accademia di Musica Pinerolo/Torino

Join Laura for a three-day series of Masterclasses, putting together your technique in service to your interpretation.  The three days will be capped off with a concert of the students in the hall at the Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo …


Texas Tour Recitals – 2010

Program

I. Selected French Songs

En sourdine (Fêtes Galantes I – 1882 version) Claude Debussy  (1862 – 1918)

Mandoline Claude Debussy  (1862 – 1918)

Fleurs (Fiançailles pour rire) Francis Poulenc  (1899 – 1963)

Il vole (Fiançailles pour rire)  Francis Poulenc  


Southwestern University Program – 2020

Women’s Voices
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Keith Weber, piano

Lullaby (Christina Rossetti) Cyril Scott
A Lament (Christina Rossetti) Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Boy Johnny (Christina Rossetti) Ralph Vaughan Williams
Ferry me across the Water (Christina Rossetti) Ned Rorem
Preciosilla (Gertrude Stein) Virgil Thomson…


Gershwin Concert with Orchestra della Magna Grecia

SO happy to be performing on July 14th 2023 in my hubby’s hometown, Martina Franca (Puglia) here in Italy.

I will be singing selections of Gershwin songs and arias with the Orchestra della Magna Grecia in the main piazza of …


Coaching Diction for Teatro Regio

Collaboration with the chorus of my hometown Turin’s Teatro Regio on their upcoming concert version of Bernstein’s A Wonderful Town.  I will be whipping their American English into shape for their performance at the MITO festival this September.…


LEGATO – ICTV lecture by Kimberly Roberts

I went to the ICVT (International Congress of Voice Teachers) last summer, and one of the most exciting talks that I went to was a lecture by Dr. Kimberly Roberts, Assistant Professor at University of Tennesse, Knoxville on LEGATO!! She …


Taking a Break…

I have taken a break from singing for a while, as I have had some family issues that required my full attention and time, as well as requiring transatlantic travel. Please put out some prayers for my dear parents, if …


Backstagepress.it

UN’ESTATE DA RE, I CARMINA BURANA INCANTANO IL PUBBLICO ALLA REGGIA DI CASERTA


Carmina Burana at the Reggia di Caserta

3 settembre, ore 21.00
Carmina Burana
musica di Carl Orff
con Deniz Leone, tenore
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Gustavo Castillo, baritono
Michael Balke dirige l’Orchestra Filarmonica “Giuseppe Verdi” di Salerno
Andrea Albertin dirige il Coro del Teatro dell’Opera di Salerno
Silvana …


The Summer Program in Italy – August 14-28, 2022

Come study in Italy with me! I’m doing an intensive opera training program August 14-28 in Novafeltria, Italy – called TSP. If you have students or even are an educator who would like to bring an Italian experience back to

Rehearsals for Carmina Burana in Salerno

Here we are, at Teatro Verdi, with my lovely colleagues Gustavo Castillo, Deniz Leone, and conductor Michael Balfe.  I can’t wait to sing this fun score for Salerno!

 


Carmina Burana at Teatro Verdi di Salerno

Laura performs Orff’s Carmina Burana with Teatro Verdi di Salerno on June 3 and 5, 2022.  It is a piece she has performed countless times, and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Here are some excerpts from her performances with …


Carmina Burana at Teatro Verdi di Salerno

Laura performs Orff’s Carmina Burana with Teatro Verdi di Salerno on June 3 and 5, 2022.  It is a piece she has performed countless times, and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Here are some excerpts from her performances with …


New Initiatives

I am thrilled to announce that I will finally be singing my first post-pandemic concert this month! 

 

I will sing the Poulenc Stabat Mater, with other pieces of Messiaen and Debussy on an all-French program with TorinoVocalEnsemble the the …


Torino VocalEnsemble

Poulenc Stabat Mater with Torino VocalEnsemble

Laura joins Torino Vocalensemble for a concert of Poulenc’s Stabat Mater in the MITO festival (Settembre musica) in Milano.

SENSUAL SPIRITS
Soprano Laura Claycomb
with Torino VocalEnsemble, Antonio Valentino pianoforte and director Davide Benetti

PROGRAM:
M. Duruflé (1902-1986), Ubi caritas…


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Poulenc Stabat Mater

Soloist with TorinoVocalEnsemble in Rovereto

http://www.settenovecento.it

 

PROGRAMMA:
M. Duruflé (1902-1986), Ubi caritas
G. Fauré (1845-1924), Madrigal op. 35
C. Debussy (1862-1918), Salut printemps
F. Poulenc (1899-1963), Seigneur, je vous en prie
O. Messiaen (1908-1992), Résurrection | O sacrum convivium…


Lucas Meachem’s List of 21 things

These are not necessities for singing, but they’ll help a ton on the logistical side of being an opera singer and with life on the road! Thanks to Lucas!

 …


Postponed – Poulenc Stabat Mater at MITO

Laura joins Torino Vocalensemble for a concert of Poulenc’s Stabat Mater in the MITO festival (Settembre musica) at the Comunità Monastica di Bose.

Most likely postponed until 2021.…


Theater Jones Review – Magic in the Air

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra – Mahler’s 4th Symphony

“Here, though, a single singer is in the spotlight to perform a lied, “Das himmlische Leben,” about the wonders of heavenly life, especially the excellent food to be found there, though …


Lutoslawski with Bringuier and Bergen (NO) Philharmonic Orchestra

Titled, “Musical Fables and Fairytales,” this concert features soprano Laura Claycomb singing Witold Lutoslawski’s whimsical “Chantefleurs et chantefables.” Maurice Ravel’s “Ma mère l’Oye” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” (1947), featuring Jarle Rotevatn on piano, rounds …


Mahler 4 in Denton with Fort Worth Symphony and Roberto Abbado

Laura Claycomb joins the Fort Worth Symphony and Roberto Abbado for a special concert in Denton’s Murchison Hall, in Mahler’s 4th Symphony.  Laura is featured on two recordings of the work – with San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson-Thomas, and …


Another baby!

We are super excited that we are expecting our second child in July 2019, which is why you haven’t heard much from me! I have been suffering horribly from “morning sickness” all day long, and only recently now have just


Maternity Leave

We’re happy to announce we are expecting our second child in July, 2019!  I will be taking time off after April to be with my family, and start up again in 2020 with more concerts and exciting projects!  :-)  Stay …


Israel Camerata Concerts

I was happy to be back in Israel in September, where I sang some beautiful Mozart arias with the Israeli Camerata in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on September 21 (matinee) and 22 (evening.) The talented young Alex Bernstein conducted a …


Carmina Burana (Houston Symphony)

Yaniv Dinur
conductor

PROGRAM

D’ALBERT Cello Concerto
ORFF Carmina Burana

Brinton Averil Smith
Principal

Houston Symphony Chorus
Betsy Cook Weber, director

Laura Claycomb
soprano

Reginald Smith, Jr.
baritone

Fort Bend Boys Choir
William R. Adams, founder and artistic director…


Carmina Burana (Houston Symphony)

PROGRAM

D’ALBERT Cello Concerto
ORFF Carmina Burana

ARTISTS

Yaniv Dinur
conductor

Brinton Averil Smith
Principal

Houston Symphony Chorus
Betsy Cook Weber, director

Laura Claycomb
soprano

Reginald Smith, Jr.
baritone

Fort Bend Boys Choir
William R. Adams, founder and artistic director…


Carmina Burana (Houston Symphony)

PROGRAM

D’ALBERT Cello Concerto
ORFF Carmina Burana

ARTISTS

Yaniv Dinur
conductor

Brinton Averil Smith
Principal

Houston Symphony Chorus
Betsy Cook Weber, director

Laura Claycomb
soprano

Reginald Smith, Jr.
baritone

Fort Bend Boys Choir
William R. Adams, founder and artistic director…


Olyrix – St. Denis STABAT MATER

La soprano Laura Claycomb peut ainsi s’appuyer sur cette alliée pour déployer à la fin du concert quelques envolées colorées, assez agiles mais fluctuant en volume et projection. Jusque-là et dans l’esprit recueilli de la soirée, elle se montre presqu’effacée, …


Culturebox – Festival de Saint Denis STABAT MATER

Solos and duets, brought by the American soprano Laura Claycomb and Italian contralto Sara Mingardo. Deeply moving the painful syncopated sequence of  “Sancta Mater”, a moment of mercy, the “Tui nati vulnerati”, as if suspended.

CultureBox

(Lorenzo Ciavarini Azzi)…


Opera Warhorses (Don Giovanni – Donna Anna – Dallas)

“Texas lyric coloratura soprano Laura Claycomb assayed the role of Donna Anna, her role debut. It proved to be a distinguished performance, exhibiting the vocal control one requires singing Mozart’s operas.

In the rapid-fire cadenzas of Non mir dir one


Dallas Observer, Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)

“Soprano Laura Claycomb as Donna Anna gave a multidimensional performance. Her crystal-clear tone brought pathos to her role in quiet moments, and her passionate acting demonstrated determination as the avenger of her father’s murderer, Don Giovanni. Her poignant portrayal added …


Theater Jones, Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)

Hell to Pay

At the Dallas Opera, a marvelous production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni has lessons for the #metoo era.

“In the role of Donna Anna, Giovanni’s interrupted conquest that ended in the murder of her father, Laura Claycomb sings …


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.  For lovers of modern


Baby!!

Laura and her husband are happy to announce the birth of their son, Giorgio!  Laura and baby are doing well, and Laura will resume singing in October with a benefit concert for cancer with Le Concert D’Astrée and Emmanuelle Haim …


LA PHIL – Bach/Pergolesi with Haim

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
PROGRAM

PURCELL: Suite from The Fairy Queen (c. 10 minutes) Program Notes
RAMEAU: Suite from Les Indes Galantes (c. 10 minutes)
BACH: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV …


Baby!  

Laura is elated to announce that she and her husband are expecting a child in June.  Laura has canceled all engagements since December to enjoy her pregnancy and the preparatory time for this happy event!  She will resume singing with …


Hiatus for PREGNANCY!

My husband and I are happy to announce the arrival of our first-born child sometime in June, 2017. I have canceled all engagements from January 2017 until next Fall 2017 to enjoy the preparations and pregnancy and to adjust our …


LA PHIL – Bach/Pergolesi with Haïm

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
PROGRAM

PURCELL: Suite from The Fairy Queen (c. 10 minutes) Program Notes
RAMEAU: Suite from Les Indes Galantes (c. 10 minutes)
BACH: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV …


LA PHIL – Bach/Pergolesi with Haïm

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
PROGRAM

PURCELL: Suite from The Fairy Queen (c. 10 minutes) Program Notes
RAMEAU: Suite from Les Indes Galantes (c. 10 minutes)
BACH: Suite No. 3 in D, BWV …


The Importance of Core Training for Singers

January 15, 2017 by theoperastage

Exclusive Guest Blog post for The Opera Stage by voice and yoga expert Sarah Whitten.

“What are the signs of a core-voice connection that could be improved?

Tension in the shoulders, neck and throat/jaw region.…


Bernstein Kaddish Symphony #3 – LSO (Alsop)

BERNSTEIN Halil *
MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No 10
Interval
BERNSTEIN Symphony No 3, ‘Kaddish’

Marin Alsop conductor
Adam Walker flute*
Laura Claycomb soprano
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra

As the LSO marks the centenary …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


Donna Anna – Don Giovanni

Baritone Mariusz Kwiecień will sing the title role in Don Giovanni, with Laura Claycomb singing her first Donna Anna, David Portillo as Don Ottavio, Ellie Dehn as Donna Elvira, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Virginie Verrez as Zerlina, Craig Verm as …


10 things that require zero talent

From a Meme crediting @Secrets2Success and @AgentSteven

Thought they would be good for all singer hopefuls:

1. Being on time
2. Work Ethic
3. Effort
4. Body Language
5. Energy
6. Attitude
7. Passion
8. Being coachable
9. Doing extra…


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.  Jonathan Darlington conducts.  Shows are on October 15 and 16, 2016.  Check out Laura’s Engagements page for details.

Fellow cast members:…


MALWINA IN MARSCHNER’S DER VAMPYR

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Badische Staatstheater Blogspot

For Texas-born Laura Claycomb, an international career began over 20 years ago at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, while still very young, as Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. After that, she sang many other operas. Her versatility


Badische Neueste Nachrichten (Capuleti e I Montecchi)

“A more convincing advocate of Bellini’s Rome Opera as Laura Claycomb is currently difficult to find. The native Texan sings the role of Giulietta to the world’s best performers  for many years, with an exquisite piano.  Her flexible lyric soprano


The Scarlet Letter Review (OperaPronto)

by Charles Jernigan

“The singers were all good, fully up to the challenge. Ms. Claycomb (Hester Prynne) is a fine artist, with a wide-ranging repertoire. I have heard her in bel canto roles, but she also sings lots of contemporary


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. Claycomb effortlessly negotiates


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


Malwina in Marschner’s Der Vampyr

Coproduction Grand Théâtre de Genève / Komische Oper Berlin

Bizarre creatures emerging from the imagination of Dr John W Polidori and Mary Shelley create a gothic world intensified by Marschner’s sensitive music. Inspired by the Italian style and the German …


The Scarlet Letter (Huffington Post)

Composer Lori Laitman says in her Huffington Post Interview:

“…The piece also offers unusual casting flexibility, as I have created three distinct vocal lines for Hester. The original lines had been tailored for Elizabeth Futral, but when coloratura Laura Claycomb


1. Wish they’d told me: Career and Life goals

lauraclaycomb1This is the beginning of a discussion I ended up fleshing out from some comments I made at a NATS Master Class many moons ago. I wanted to talk (a little) about all the things I wished someone had told

Villa della Regina

Begun as the royal hillside vineyard of cardinal Maurice and the princess Ludovica, it was the delitiosa residence of duchesses, princesses and queens of the House of Savoy up until the 19th century. It’s just up the hill across the …


Travel Questions…

Can I just vent a second about some things that always perturb me when I’m traveling?

Why do people with soupy coughs even leave home? Why not stay home until you’re really well (and no longer contagious?) Why can’t airline …


Turin RAI Radio Orchestra Bernstein Kaddish

Laura sang Leonard Bernstein’s 3rd Symphony “Kaddish” with the National Radio Orchestra in Turin (RAI) on March 24-25 at 8:30pm GMT+1 with conductor John Axelrod. It was also broadcast live on the radio on Radio 3 in Italy and at …


Recital with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Rameau: “L’Arrivée de Polymnie” [Les Boréades]
Rameau: “Viens, Hymen” [Les Indes Galantes]

Handel: “V’adoro pupille” [Giulio Cesare]

Mozart: Presto from “Divertimento in D Major”
Mozart: “Deh vieni, non tardar” [Le Nozze di Figaro]…


Dallas Recital Program

Mandoline Gabriel Fauré

Fantôches Claude Debussy

En sourdine (1881) Claude Debussy

Il vole Francis Poulenc
(from Fiançailles pour rire)

Fleurs Francis Poulenc
(from Fiançailles pour rire)

À Cupidon Darius Milhaud
(from Chansons de Ronsard)

?? Le Temps de lilas Ernest …


Brussels Conservatory Concert with Anait Karpova

Francis Poulenc
Fiancailles pour rires (poemes de Louise de Vilmorin)
La Dame Andre’
Dans l’herbe
Il vole
Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
Violon
Fleurs

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Lullaby, Op. 16, n. 1
Last night, Op. 60, n. 1…


Bruges Concertgebouw Recital

Bruges Recital

——

Debussy “Fetes galantes pour Madame Vasnier” (Paul Verlaine)
Pantomime
En sourdine
Mandoline
Clair de lune
Fantoches

———-

Milhaud Chansons de Ronsard
A une fontaine
A Cupidon
Tais-toi, Babillarde
Dieu vous gard’

———-

Ned Rorem (1923-)
Ferry me …


Cortona Recital with Roger Vignoles

Cortona


Ned Rorem (1923-)
Ferry me Across the Water (Christina Rossetti)

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Two Love Songs- (Rainer Maria Rilke)
When my heart touches yours
Extinguish my eyes

Mark Blitzstein (1905-1964) – (E.E. Cummings)
1. open your heart
2. until …


Santiago de Compostela Recital with Roger Vignoles

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
14 October 2005

LAURA CLAYCOMB soprano

ROGER VIGNOLES piano

ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI Quattro Rispetti, Opus 12:

Quando ti vidi a quel canto apparire
O guarda, guarda quel nobile augello
Angiolo delicato fresco e bello
Sie benedetto chi fece …


Pittsburgh Recital

September 27, 2005

LAURA CLAYCOMB soprano
MARK TRAWKA piano

ERMANNO WOLF-FERRARI Quattro Rispetti, Opus 12:

1. Quando ti vidi a quel canto apparire
2. O guarda, guarda quel nobile augello
3. Angiolo delicato fresco e bello
4. Sie benedetto chi …


Schwabacher Debut Recital with Peter Grunberg

Franz Liszt
Three Songs from Schiller’s William Tell
Der Fischerknabe
Der Hirt
Der Alpenjäger

Richard Strauss
Caecilie
Amor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Kolibel’naya pesnya
Snova, kak pryezhdye, apin

Rachmaninoff
Nye poi krasavitsa pro mnye
Son
Au!

INTERMISSION

Olivier Messiaen
Chants de …


Texas Tour Recital Program

with Keith Weber, pianist
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Debussy: from Receuil pour Madame Vasniers
Mandoline
Fantôches
En sourdine

Tchaikovsky:Kolibelnaya pesnya (Lullaby)
Rachmaninoff:
Nye poi krasavitsa pri mnye
Au!

Poulenc:
Fleurs
Il vole
Chausson: Le temps des lilas
Messiaen: Résurrection…


Recital with Guitar

Vocalise, Op. 34 #14 – Sergie Rachmaninoff

Letters from Composers (1968) – Dominick Argento
Frederic Chopin to a friend
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father
Franz Schubert to a friend
Johann Sebastian Bach to the Town Council
Claude Debussy to …


Duet Recital with Baritone Leroy Villanueva

Laura Claycomb, soprano
Leroy Villanueva, baritone
Alden Gilchrist, pianist
Marc Teicholz, guitarist

SONGS OF SPAIN FROM THE 16TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY (with guitarist Marc Teicholz)

Bolero a dos voces (LV,LC) – Don Joaquín Tadeo Murguía (1758-1836)
Clovis hermosa (LV) …


Early Recital

The Morning (with chamber ensemble) – Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
The Glittering Sun
The Lark
The Village Up
Oh, that on th’enameled Green
Go, gentle Gales

Tres Poemas – Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
Olas gigantes
Tu pupila es azul
Besa el aura…


San Francisco Chamber Music Program

Monday, June 19, 2006 & Sunday, June 25, 2006
Florence Gould Theatre
Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

Laura Claycomb, soprano
Nina Kotova, cello
Marc Teicholz, guitar
Peter Grünberg, piano

Par che tardi oltre il costume – Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)…


Bernstein Kaddish with RAI Orchestra

John Axelrod direttore
Laura Claycomb soprano
Remo Girone recitante
Coro dell’Orchestra Verdi
Coro di voci bianche

Samuel Barber
Adagio per archi (dal quartetto op. 11)

Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
per coro misto, voce bianca e orchestra

Leonard Bernstein
Kaddish (Sinfonia …


Bernstein Kaddish – RAI Orchestra

John Axelrod direttore
Laura Claycomb soprano
Remo Girone recitante
Coro dell’Orchestra Verdi
Coro di voci bianche

Samuel Barber
Adagio per archi (dal quartetto op. 11)

Leonard Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
per coro misto, voce bianca e orchestra

Leonard Bernstein
Kaddish (Sinfonia …


New Youtube Instructional Videos

If you haven’t seen them already and are interesting in Laura’s thoughts on vocal technique, there are two videos on her Youtube Channel now that explain her idea of the appoggio (breath support), giving exercises and examples for students to …


WORLD PREMIERE: Opera Colorado The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s original 1850 novel is beautifully set by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason for this world premiere at Opera Colorado. Laura will be singing the title role of Hester Prynne, the wearer of the Scarlet Letter A. …


WORLD PREMIERE: Opera Colorado The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s original 1850 novel is beautifully set by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason for this world premiere at Opera Colorado. Laura will be singing the title role of Hester Prynne, the wearer of the Scarlet Letter A. …


WORLD PREMIERE: Opera Colorado The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s original 1850 novel is beautifully set by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason for this world premiere at Opera Colorado. Laura will be singing the title role of Hester Prynne, the wearer of the Scarlet Letter A. …


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. Shows are May 7, 10, 13 and 15, 2016.

Simulcast is


WORLD PREMIERE: Opera Colorado The Scarlet Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s original 1850 novel is beautifully set by composer Lori Laitman and librettist David Mason for this world premiere at Opera Colorado. Laura will be singing the title role of Hester Prynne, the wearer of the Scarlet Letter A.…


Fanfare Magazine Review (Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold)

From the March/April 2016 of Fanfare Magazine, review in its entirety here:

http://www.fanfarearchive.com/articles/atop/39_4/3940060.aa_BLITZSTEIN_Bogdanovic_From.html

Laura Claycomb’s recital of songs accompanied by classical guitar offers interesting programming which showcases the soprano’s strengths.

Claycomb has been frequently associated with contemporary music, so it


La Reina in New York

Laura performed performing La Santa Muerte in Jorge Sosa’s new opera La Reina in a workshop at American Lyric Theater in New York, with a public hearing of the piece on January 17th, 2016.
For more information, click here –…


Opus Gala – Opening of Festival Opus

Laura Claycomb joins Israel Camerata and rising stars to open the Aofos Festival.

לורה קלייקום בערב הפתיחה של פסטיבל אופוּס

הסופרן לורה קלייקום, הקאמרטה הישראלית וכוכבים עולים.

אולם הנרי קראון, תיאטרון ירושלים H
רח’ מרכוס 20, ירושלים…


Teatro Regio – Carmina Burana

Laura sang in a staged version of Orff’s Carmina Burana at Turin’s Teatro Regio, on December 17, 18, 19, 20, and 22, 2015. Mietta Corli’s production was a huge success for sold-out halls for almost all the shows!

For more …


Teatro Regio di Torino – Carmina Burana

Cantiones profanae
Rappresentazione in forma scenica
Musica di Carl Orff
Edizione in lingua originale latina con sopratitoli in italiano

Soprano Laura Claycomb
Tenore John Bellemer
Baritono Thomas Johannes Mayer

Direttore d’orchestra Jonathan Webb
Regia, scene e video Mietta Corli
Costumi …


Teatro Regio di Torino – Carmina Burana

Cantiones profanae
Rappresentazione in forma scenica
Musica di Carl Orff
Edizione in lingua originale latina con sopratitoli in italiano

Soprano Laura Claycomb
Tenore John Bellemer
Baritono Thomas Johannes Mayer

Direttore d’orchestra Jonathan Webb
Regia, scene e video Mietta Corli
Costumi …


Teatro Regio di Torino – Carmina Burana

Cantiones profanae
Rappresentazione in forma scenica
Musica di Carl Orff
Edizione in lingua originale latina con sopratitoli in italiano

Soprano Laura Claycomb
Tenore John Bellemer
Baritono Thomas Johannes Mayer

Direttore d’orchestra Jonathan Webb
Regia, scene e video Mietta Corli
Costumi …


Teatro Regio di Torino – Carmina Burana

Cantiones profanae
Rappresentazione in forma scenica
Musica di Carl Orff
Edizione in lingua originale latina con sopratitoli in italiano

Soprano Laura Claycomb
Tenore John Bellemer
Baritono Thomas Johannes Mayer

Direttore d’orchestra Jonathan Webb
Regia, scene e video Mietta Corli
Costumi …


Teatro Regio di Torino – Carmina Burana

Cantiones profanae
Rappresentazione in forma scenica
Musica di Carl Orff
Edizione in lingua originale latina con sopratitoli in italiano

Soprano Laura Claycomb
Tenore John Bellemer
Baritono Thomas Johannes Mayer

Direttore d’orchestra Jonathan Webb
Regia, scene e video Mietta Corli
Costumi …


Carmina Burana

Carlos Kalmar, conductorPortland Symphonic Choir
Pacific Youth Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Timothy Mix, baritone

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
• Orff: Carmina burana…


Carmina Burana

Carlos Kalmar, conductorPortland Symphonic Choir
Pacific Youth Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Timothy Mix, baritone

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
• Orff: Carmina burana…


Carmina Burana

Carlos Kalmar, conductorPortland Symphonic Choir
Pacific Youth Choir
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Marc Molomot, tenor
Timothy Mix, baritone

Strauss: Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
• Orff: Carmina burana…


La Sonnambula

Conductor Julian Reynolds
Count Rodolpho, Lord of the village
Nikolay Didenko
Teresa, milleress
Svetlana Shilova
Amina, orphan adopted by Teresa, betrothed to Elvino
Laura Claycomb
Elvino, wealthy peasant
Filippo Adami
Lisa, inn-keeper, in love with Elvino
Anna Aglatova
Alessio, peasant, …


La Sonnambula

Conductor Julian Reynolds
Count Rodolpho, Lord of the village
Nikolay Didenko
Teresa, milleress
Svetlana Shilova
Amina, orphan adopted by Teresa, betrothed to Elvino
Laura Claycomb
Elvino, wealthy peasant
Filippo Adami
Lisa, inn-keeper, in love with Elvino
Anna Aglatova
Alessio, peasant, …


Masterclass at Loyola University

Part of the Loyola Montage Series, Laura will give a Masterclass (open for free to the public) for students of Loyola’s vocal department. The Masterclass will be centered on Bel Canto style.…


Strauss Brentano Lieder

With Michael Tilson Thomas
R. Strauss
Serenade

R. Strauss
Brentano Lieder

Schumann
Symphony No. 1, Spring

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Tickets go on sale July 20, 2015…


Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bergen Philharmonic OrchestraEdvard Grieg Chorus
Conductor Paul McCreesh
Director Robert Carsen
~
Oberon Tim Mead
Tytania Laura Claycomb
Puck David Toole
Theseus Frode Olsen
Hippolyta Evelyn Krahe
Lysander Ben Johnson
Hermia Kitty Whately
Helena Ida Falk Winland
Bottom Gidon Saks…


Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bergen Philharmonic OrchestraEdvard Grieg Chorus
Conductor Paul McCreesh
Director Robert Carsen
~
Oberon Tim Mead
Tytania Laura Claycomb
Puck David Toole
Theseus Frode Olsen
Hippolyta Evelyn Krahe
Lysander Ben Johnson
Hermia Kitty Whately
Helena Ida Falk Winland
Bottom Gidon Saks…


Tytania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Bergen Philharmonic OrchestraEdvard Grieg Chorus
Conductor Paul McCreesh
Director Robert Carsen
~
Oberon Tim Mead
Tytania Laura Claycomb
Puck David Toole
Theseus Frode Olsen
Hippolyta Evelyn Krahe
Lysander Ben Johnson
Hermia Kitty Whately
Helena Ida Falk Winland
Bottom Gidon Saks…


Ophélie in Thomas’ Hamlet

Moscow Philharmonic OrchestraSveshnikov State Academic Russian Choir
Laura Claycomb (soprano, USA)
Igor Golovatenko (baritone)…


Carmina Burana

Direttore: Daniel KawkaSoprano: Laura Claycomb
Controtenore: Serge Kakudji
Baritono: Ludwig Mittelhammer

Orchestra e Coro e Coro di Voci Bianche del Teatro Massimo…


Giulietta in Gala “I Capuleti e I Montecchi”

with Laura Claycomb (Giulietta), Eleazar Rodriguez (Tebaldo), Avtandil Kaspeli (Lorenzo), and Lucia Lucas (Capellio)
Badische Staatsopernchor
Badische Staatskapelle
Daniele Squeo, Conductor…


Soloist in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony

Steven Sloane, conductorPhilharmonie Berlin

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 2 c-Moll (Auferstehungssymphonie)

Laura Claycomb, Sopran
Lioba Braun, Alt
Sing-Akademie zu Berlin
Herren des Staats- und Domchors Berlin
(Einstudierung: Kai-Uwe Jirka)
Berliner Singakademie
(Einstudierung: Achim Zimmermann)
Symphonieorchester …


American Lyric Theater Workshop of La Reina

Composer: Jorge SosaLibrettists: Laura Sosa Pedroza and Jorge Sosa

Commissioned by American Lyric Theater
Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director

La Reina is an electro-acoustic opera with text in Spanish and English. Drawing its narrative from the drug trade in Mexico …


Strauss Brentano Lieder

With Michael Tilson ThomasProgram
R. Strauss
Serenade

R. Strauss
Brentano Lieder

Schumann
Symphony No. 1, Spring

————–
Tickets will go on sale July 20, 2015.…


Strauss Brentano Lieder

With Michael Tilson ThomasProgram
R. Strauss
Serenade

R. Strauss
Brentano Lieder

Schumann
Symphony No. 1, Spring

————–
Tickets will go on sale July 20, 2015.…


Strauss Brentano Lieder

With Michael Tilson ThomasProgram
R. Strauss
Serenade

R. Strauss
Brentano Lieder

Schumann
Symphony No. 1, Spring

————–
Tickets will go on sale July 20, 2015.…


Philharmonie Berlin

February 7, 8pm
Steven Sloane, conductor
Philharmonie Berlin

Charles Ives: The Unanswered Question
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 2 c-Moll (Auferstehungssymphonie)

Laura Claycomb, Sopran
Lioba Braun, Alt
Sing-Akademie zu Berlin
Herren des Staats- und Domchors Berlin
(Einstudierung: Kai-Uwe Jirka)
Berliner Singakademie…


On Schumann’s Big Night at the Symphony, Strauss Stands Out

From San Francisco Classical Voice:

“It is obvious that soprano Laura Claycomb has “lived” with the Brentano Lieder for some time. She sang them with MTT and the Symphony in 2005, and everything about her performance last week showed a


Meet Laura

Meet me, Laura Claycomb on Delos Records’ page, featuring my new album, Open Your Heart, and a Spotify playlist featuring my many orchestral, chamber music and operatic recordings.  Join us here!

 …


Carmina Burana at Teatro di Verdura (Palermo)

 

“The long applause at the end of the execution of “Carmina Burana” by Orff forced the director Daniel Kawka to grant an encore. The famous composition presented by Teatro Massimo Sunday evening at the Teatro di Verdura, has seen,


Totalità (Candide – Firenze)

“The musical part, constituted by chorus, ensembles, songs and a few duets, had more than respectable interpreters: to start with the excellent Laura Claycomb (Cunegonde), optimal as much as an actress as a coloratura soprano, blessed with a good technical


Stamp Toscana (Candide – Firenze)

Apprezzabili le colorature di voce della protagonista femminile Laura Claycomb ( Cunegonde), – See more at: http://www.stamptoscana.it/articolo/spettacoli/candide-di-bernstein-uno-strano-gioco-dellassurdo#sthash.kioDjNiU.dpuf
Rossella Rossi
Domenica 24 Maggio, 2015 – 11:02…


Opus Magazine Article Series

Laura’s thoughts on Vocal Technique are being featured in a four-part series in the fantastic Israeli Classical Music magazine Opus this month and next. The installments include videos with Laura demonstrating certain concepts and explanatory exercises, so stay tuned! The …


Candide in Florence

FullSizeRenderLaura just finished shows in Florence, as Cunegonde in Bernstein’s Candide with Bernstein protegé John Axelrod conducting.

With a starry cast including the “Old Woman” of Anja Silje, The Captain/The Governor/Vanderdendur/Crook of the inestimable Chris Merritt, the Voltaire of famous …


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.

With just a half-day’s notice, she was able to jog …


The Singing BUSINESS – food for thought

I have been so busy putting up so much information up here trying to help young artists to make a career in this business, and I have been trying so hard to make my own career, that I have practically …


New York Times (Carnegie Hall Bel canto Concert)

“The singing hit all the technical buttons, from the rich lyricism of Mr. Brownlee’s legato to the nimble precision of Ms. Claycomb’s coloratura and the thrilling speed of Ms. DiDonato’s signature trills. But what shone through most clearly was concentrated


Opera News (Carnegie Hall Belcanto Concert)

Three American singers — models of refinement and technique, to be sure — joined an Italian conductor in a program of arias and duets that never lacked for dramatic potency.

The real high point of the concert came in


Opera Warhorses (Lucia, New Orleans)

“In Laura Claycomb New Orleans Opera obtained one of the world’s greatest of contemporary Lucias, who, in addition to a secure vocal performance that displayed her comfort in a role closely associated with her, showed her command of the stage.


Carnegie Hall Bel Canto Concert

Laura sang on March 18 for the highlight of Joyce DiDonato’s Perspectives series in this celebration of music from the bel canto era. Curated by the mezzo-soprano, this evening of arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections ranges from Rossini and …


Times Picayune (Lucia)

Soprano Laura Claycomb embraces the title role with determined vigor. Any Lucia is judged by her “Mad Scene,” but audiences would do well to pay attention to Claycomb from the very outset. Her Lucia is no mere victim, but a


New Orleans Advocate Review (Lucia)

luciaSoprano Laura Claycomb, in the title role, furnished everything the role called for. She proved equally adept at conveying pathos, stubbornness and — especially — insanity in the memorable “Mad Scene,” and the clarity of her coloratura singing shone prominently


Opera News (New Orleans Lucia)

This season’s performance, generally of a high level, was distinguished by the superbly detailed portrayal of debut artist Laura Claycomb, an American soprano for whom Donizetti’s doomed heroine is something of a signature role.

Gifted with a crystalline timbre, Claycomb


Not pursuing an operatic career

This is a lovely article by a young lady who came to study with me, where she describes the great influence I had on her by helping her realize she could do something else with all her education and music …


MASTERCLASS at Loyola March 4

P1140556For all those always asking if Laura gives masterclasses, here it is!  Laura will give a masterclass concentrating on bel canto as part of the Montage Series at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at  …


New Orleans Opera LUCIA

lucia

Laura makes a turn as Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at New Orleans Opera, with only two dates – March 13 and 15, 2015. Joining Laura in a new Loren Meeker production is the talented cast of William Burden, Michael Chioldi, …


Cindy Sadler – Why you’re not going to be an opera singer

Here are two very pertinent articles about “The business” and about “the Big Career” and what most young singers don’t know or want to hear… from Cindy Sadler.  But very important information to read when you are dreaming of being …


New Agents!

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Laura is happy to announce that she is now working with Ana de Archuleta at ADA Artists Management in New York for the Americas and with General Manager Federico Tondelli at Prima Fila Arists in Munich for Europe.

For more …


Operanetz.de (Bregenz Festival)

P1140934Another review from Horst Dichanz at Operanetz.de : “Laura Claycomb in a far-flung, over-sized costume of the Queen of the Night masters the coloratura soprano and highest reaches with flying colors and secure experience, of course heard the audience’s sympathy.”…


2. Reality of Lifestyle for a Free-Lance Singer

P1140577The reality of life is that your operatic career is a business like any other, and some aspects of it must be treated as such. Work breeds work. If you’re not in the “market,” you will most likely not get …


Studies – choose your path

Different Paths

There are different roads for different people – every singer I know has a different story of how he or she started a career. There is NO ONE sure-fire way, and I have by no means outlined every …


Opera Magazine – Golden Cockerel (Bergen)

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“The disquieting gloom of the music that opens Act 2 was reflected in a blasted landscape, scattered with dead princes and dead soldiers, now carrion for two greedy vultures, but the mood changed with the arrival of the exotic Queen


Ariadne auf Naxos DVD (Glyndebourne)

Cast Soile Isokoski, Laura Claycomb, Sergey Skorokhodov, Thomas Allen, Kate Lindsey

Glyndebourne’s wartime history as a home for evacuee children is the ingenious context for a new production of this unclassifiable entertainment in which a low comedy and high tragedy …


Concertonet.com (Die Zauberflöte)

P1140934An enchanting show

Bregenz
Seebühne

On this evening of the 16th of August, it was Norman Reinhardt as Tamina and Laura Claycomb in the role of the Queen of the Night who offered the most beautiful vocal performances, but the …


Young Musician’s Checklist

YOUNG MUSICIAN’S CHECKLIST

Young artists always come to me, even after having seen my website and say, “What do you think is the most important thing you’ve done to get you where you are? What would your advice be to …


Bregenz Magic Flute

P1140936 Laura again sang the Queen of the Night in the Bregenz Festival’s spectacular Die Zauberflöte this summer 2014. Her shows were July 26, August 1, 5, 8, 12, 14, 16, 20 and 22, 2014. Bregenzer Festspiele


Advanced Career Planning

So, you’ve started singing in some houses, you’ve finished a young artist program, or you are embarking on your career. Things seem to be going well. But do you have a plan?? What types of roles do you see yourself


L’Opéra de Lille – Orfeo 2014

In the first half, Jean-François Sivadier was the referee in the ring where Le Concert D’Astrée and Ensemble Ictus will wage battle, the Ancients versus the Moderns: who is the most worthy for his art? You cannot forget the Past, …


Pitié opens Festival de Wallonie

Cassol PitiéLaura opens the Festival de Wallonie – Festival de Wallonie, reprising her part as Mother Mary in Fabrizio Cassol’s rethought musical version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Pitié.  The concert features musicians that took the 2006-7 tour of …


An Agent’s Point of View – by Tom Graham

An Agent’s Point of View

Comments from Tom Graham, retired founder of IMG Artists and agent to successful artists like Tom Hampson, Jennifer Larmore, myself…

I hear from singers and teachers that conservatories and Universities give almost no


Classical Music Magazine (Golden Cockerel)

Striking a series of poses on a dais beneath an angled mirror, Laura Claycomb sustained the character’s extended sequence of melismatic showpieces with both radiance and elegance. Her avian accoutrements implied links (affirmed in the epilogue) to the Cockerel and


Being a Professional Chorister

Being a chorister is a viable and great option if you love to sing but don’t necessarily want all the rest of the crap that comes with being a soloist!  Read below from my friend Martin Poock.  Don’t discount other

Carmina Burana with Ryan McAdams in Israel

Laura Claycomb - photo by Sergio Valente Click on photo to download high-res .tiff file from DROPBOX

Laura joined Ryan McAdams, filling in for Spanish Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, in Israel with the Israeli Philharmonic for a series of 11 performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.  Although a seemingly strange choice for the Israelis to program …


Jerry Hadley on pedagogy (Youtube)

Jerry_HadleyOur great fallen hero, Jerry Hadley, an incredible colleague and a friend to everyone who knew him, gives an interview every young singer should listen to:  his thoughts on  vocal pedagogy and our responsibility as artists to listen and learn. …


www.scenekunst.no (Golden Cockerel)

MS_BNO_Gull-0972_midSoprano Laura Claycomb sparkles in the role of Queen of Sjemakha. When she arrives, she lifts the whole opera a couple of notches, and from there it goes well really only upwards. Her vocal performances is in a class by


Conductor’s Advice (link to Cameron Burns’ site)

cameronburnsConductor and pianist Cameron Burns has a wonderful page on his blog called “A Singer’s Survival Guide.” Please read his insights from the point of view of the conductor (and someone who has worked with great conductors, singers and directors.)  …


Laura Claycomb

Scene Kunst (Golden Cockerel)

Laura Claycomb “Soprano Laura Claycomb sparkles in the role of Queen of Sjemakha. When she comes in, she lifts the whole opera a couple of notches, and from there it goes only upward. Her vocal performances are in a class by itself. …


Houston Chronicle – Fledermaus Review

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“Chambermaid Adele’s spunk came through in Laura Claycomb’s vibrant tones, especially when she vaulted onto the soprano high wire.”

By Steven Brown | October 30, 2013

Read entire review here.


Houston Press (Die Fledermaus)

Full-length blue photo“International coloratura soprano, Texas native and HGO favorite Laura Claycomb chews up the impressive scenery as parlor maid Adele with winking glee, playing the antic second-banana role with scene-stealing trickery and patented brilliance in her singing.”

By D.L. Groover | …


Houston Arts Week Review (Fledermaus)

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“The singers are in full power – Laura Claycomb is a particular delight as the ditzy Southern maid and wannabe actress Adele – and they’re augmented by truly fine dancing, especially that of Philip Broomhead and Krissy Richmond, playing the


Houston Press (Die Fledermaus)

diefled10282014 Houston Press“International coloratura soprano, Texas native and HGO favorite, Laura Claycomb, chews up the impressive scenery as parlor maid Adele with winking glee, playing the antic second-banana role with scene-stealing trickery. She fills Adele’s famous “Laughing Song” with brilliance and patented …


Girl at the Opera (Die Fledermaus)

laura_9“Soprano Laura Claycomb hammed up the role of wannabe actress Adele with a garish American accent, but her singing betrayed Claycomb as a serious artist. The fullness of her high notes and the accuracy with which her voice danced through …


ConcertoNet.com (Die Fledermaus)

laura_7“If the trio of Laura Claycomb, Susan Graham and Anthony Dean Griffey aren’t enticement enough to see Houston Grand Opera’s Die Fledermaus, there is plenty of icing on the cake…Laura Claycomb sings Adele with agility and accuracy.”

By Marcus Karl …


EUROPEAN AUDITIONS/COMPETITIONS

I’m not necessarily the best person to ask about this, but this is the information I’ve compiled from sources…. It seems that many theaters audition pretty much around the whole year, except for the summer months and around Christmas. It


The Business of Music (OperaNews.com)

Great article about the business of singing and the differences today in the business!  Some excerpts:

“It’s important to recognize that success as a professional musician requires more than technical training,” says bass-baritone Jan Opalach, who teaches at the Eastman


Opernnetz (The Magic Flute)

Laura Claycomb“Some cheers are the excellent singers, especially Laura Claycomb as Queen of the Night…”

By Horst Dichanz | July 27, 2013

Read entire review here.…


Neue Musikzeitung (Zauberflöte)

by Juan Martin Koch

“Sang in this second performance very remarkable, among other things, Rainer Trost as Tamino, Anja-Nina Bahrmann as Pamina and Laura Claycomb as Queen of the Night.”

“Gesungen wird bei dieser zweiten Aufführung sehr beachtlich, unter anderem


Bregenz Queen of the Night 2013

I never thought I’d say it, but this role is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.  I’ve put the role of the Queen off my entire career, thinking it was too aggressive for my voice.  I had …


Online Musical Magazin (Zauberflöte)

Water, Meadow, Fireworks

 “…as the Queen of the night shone especially Laura Claycomb in her second aria with chiselled coloratura. ”

…als Königin der Nacht glänzte vor allem in ihrer zweiten Arie mit gestochenen Koloraturen Laura Claycomb.

by Christoph Wurzel …


MusicalCriticism.com – Glyndebourne Ariadne

 

“Finally, the two female polar opposites – flighty, sexy Zerbinetta and pure, chaste, faithful Ariadne. As Zerbinetta, Laura Claycomb looked the part, in spades, and had the physique du role, even though some may question the sexual gyrations and


2013 Glyndebourne

The production

The production was exciting.  Katharina Thoma had such a clear idea of what she wanted and knew both how to encourage you to create it and how to show you how to do it if you were drawing …


Interview – Meet Diva Laura Claycomb

The London Philharmonic have made a lovely interview of Laura about her appearance in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s residency at the Glyndebourne Festival, we bring you this interview with Grammy


The Spectator (Ariadne auf Naxos)

Red Headshot“Fortunately Laura Claycomb as Zerbinetta was, in both character and voice, an animating presence, and provided what pleasure there was to be had.”

By Michael Tanner | June 1, 2013

Read entire review here.…


East Sussex

Luckily, during my rehearsals, my husband was able to come visit a few weekends.  We went to Brighton and checked out a few restaurants in Lewes.  And he got to watch some of our rehearsals and get to know my …


TheArtsDesk.co.uk: Ariadne auf Naxos (Glydnebourne)

Strauss’s opera reluctantly enters the Battle of Britain courtesy of a young German director

“But then again Julia Müer’s rather unprepossessing set hardly suggests realism and once the Vaudevillians (the commedia dell’arte element) arrive, led with showbizzy vivacity by Laura …


MusicalCriticism.com: Ariadne auf Naxos (Glyndebourne)

Finally, the two female polar opposites – flighty, sexy Zerbinetta and pure, chaste, faithful Ariadne. As Zerbinetta, Laura Claycomb looked the part, in spades, and had the physique du role, even though some may question the sexual gyrations and provocative …


Capriccio: Ariadne auf Naxos (Glyndebourne)

“As already mentioned Laura Claycomb embodies Zerbinetta very movingly too, but vocally she is also excellent. It’s not always the most effortlessly beautiful voice, but the legato is simply superb, and her musicianship gives her singing a great beauty and


Bay Area Reporter: Missa Solemnis (San Francisco Symphony)

Radiant soprano Laura Claycomb, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (her career is justifiably growing by leaps and bounds; be sure to catch her in San Francisco Opera’s Mary Magdalene in June), tenor Michael Fabiano (another young career to watch) and sonorous bass-baritone


San Francisco Classical Voice: SFSO Missa Solemnis

SF Symphony Scales the Heights of Missa Solemnis

“Saturday’s soloists gave rich, fully committed performances. Fabiano was the standout; the tenor’s robust vocalism and dramatic instinct combined in potent contributions. Claycomb projected attractively, her lithe, crystalline soprano audible in even


Ariadne broadcast on demand

A video of the performance of Ariadne auf Naxos at Glyndebourne Festival will remain on the Glyndebourne site on demand for the entire festival season (all summer), so ENJOY!  It was broadcast online and in UK movie theaters on June …


Ariadne Rehearsals in Glyndebourne!

Well, I got a call while lounging at home with a few weeks off.   I was just getting over the cold my neices gave me during their trip to see us at Easter.   I thought I was going to finally …


Pasqua 2013

Ecco la nostra Pasqua!  Prima che sono arrivati tutti i fratelli, i miei suoceri sono arrivati.  Loro ci hanno accompagnato ad una prova di CURLING CLUB Torino 150!  Bellissimo, e mio marito è uno STAR!!

Siamo scappati in montagna il …


Glyndebourne Debut – Zerbinetta

Laura is excited to be performing Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at the opening of this summer’s Glyndebourne Festival in England, in a new Katharina Thoma production.

Conducted by music director Vladimir Jurowsky, shows will be May 18, 22, 25, …


SFSO – Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Next up is Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Michael Tilson Thomas,conductor and the San Francisco Symphony.

Cast includes: Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano;    Michael Fabiano, tenor;     Shenyang, bass-baritone

Beethoven wrote across the top, “From the heart—may it return to the heart.”  Written in …


VM Daily – “Bride Lunatic and her Russian Adventure”

“Bride Lunatic and her Russian Adventure”

…First cast on the whole very good, not only for the Bolshoi theater, but for the most avid opera houses. American Laura Claycomb (Amina) that our audience knows and loves since the Tchaikovsky Competition …


РБК daily Review

Maria Krilova
00:04, 11.03.2013

The main roles were American singer Laura Claycomb (Amina) and singer from South Africa, Colin Lee (Elvino) recognized experts in the world of bel canto operas. They can be heard, although Claycomb is rumored to sing …


Bellini – La Sonnambula (Amina) in Moscow March 2013

La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow

New Pierluigi Pizzi production

Enrique Mazzola conducting

Cast: Colin Lee, Elvino;

Count Rodolfo, Nikolai Didenko

Teresa, Svetlana Shilova

Lisa, Anna Minasyan

Alessio, Pyotr Migunov

Notary – Yuri Markelov…


Financial Planning – Taxes

Financial

(disclaimer: these are things I have been told over the years, but this is not legal advice – please double check that this info is correct, and up to date with country and state regulations.) 

You can feasibly be


LA Phil Chantefleurs (Bringuier) – ALISYAR.COM

“With the larger ensemble in Chantefleurs et Chantefables, he maintained momentum despite seeming to take slower tempos than did Mr. Salonen in his 1996 recording.  It provided an ideal setting for soprano Laura Claycomb’s radiant, shimmering voice — what a


Laura Claycomb

laura claycombDe Amerikaanse sopraan is tegenwoordig een van de beste vocalisten van haar generatie, ze treedt op met een repertoire dat reikt van de barokmuziek over belcanto naar 20ste muziek en creaties. Door het publiek en de critici wordt ze niet …


Los Angeles Philharmonic

Laura joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Lionel Bringuier at their Disney Concert Hall to  celebrate Lutosławski with “Chantefleurs et Chantefables.”…


Laura Claycomb, soprano

Dallas Opera Maria Callas Award

Laura ClaycombThe Dallas Opera Names Soprano Laura Claycomb ­ Star of Recent Rigoletto ­ as “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year.”…


Une Fête Baroque / Le Concert D’Astrée / Haïm

With such a large roll-call of distinguished soloists so ably supported by choir, orchestra and above all Haïm herself, this is well worth having. This 2-CD set, recorded to mark the tenth anniversary of Le Concert d’Astrée, is not, as …


Vocal Technique Ideas

I thought I would jot down some vocal technique ideas that I find universally a problem with singers, and also include some ideas for memorization and tricks of the trade that have helped me over the years. I use these …


Dallas Morning News: Claycomb’s artistry defeated by acoustics

Concert review: Claycomb’s artistry defeated by acoustics

“She and Weber had put together an enterprising program of 20th-century art songs, few of which would have been known even to connoisseurs. Both brought total commitment and great artistry to their performances.


Color Me Laura – Theater Jones

Laura Claycomb, the Dallas Opera’s Maria Callas Debut Artist of 2012, on recitals, mini-operas and lesser-known material. She performs at Dallas Museum of Art Sunday. by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs published Saturday, October 6, 2012

Laura Claycomb: presented by The Dallas


Agility to spare in ‘Amor,’ and more – Incidentlight.com

Incident Light Website

October 1, 2012

Diane Windeler
“…Thus, the audience was treated to fare ranging from three authentically Iberian flavored scores by Joaquin Turina, to an especially evocative Francis Poulenc song cycle, to a Richard Strauss set in which

Texas Tour 2012

September-October 2012 TEXAS TOUR
My dear friend Keith Weber has always been a man of action.  Over the years,  I have talked with multiple friends, saying,  “We should put together a program and…” but nothing ever happens because we’re always …


Copenhagen Carmina Burana

Copenhagen 2012 September

I sang Carmina Burana with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Nick Phan and Hugh Russell in Copenhangen in September 2012.  The concerts went beautifully (and were broadcast on the radio) – the Radio Orchestra has an incredible new, …


Rome!

ROME!

 

After Puglia, we had a day and a half at our sister-in-law’s in ROME, my old hangout, before we headed off for California. Tullio and I played the tourist and visited all the hot spots downtown. I have

Puglia 2012

Puglia 2012

 

We went down south to my husband’s native Puglia for a too-short week with his family. We got in a little beach time, and I got sunburned on my legs despite the best intentions, tons of sunscreen

Long Beach

Long Beach

 

Before singing with the L.A. Phil, we decided to come out to California a week early to hang out with my sister and my parents. Tullio’s sisters came with us, and we had a grand time. We

The Magic of “Thank You”

I thought it might be pertinent to say a few more things. There are so many layers to being an artist, and many of them have to do with your personality and how you bring that across to your public …


San Diego

SAN DIEGO!

 

As the only thing that truly means VACATION for our family is BEACH, we headed off to San Diego’s Coronado Island! However, the weather did not cooperate, and it was cold and grey the whole time we

SF Weekly: Barbary Coast (SF Symphony)

“Classic characters like violinists Ole Bull Himmelstormeren and Henryk Wieniawski, pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and singer-actress-stripper Lola Montez (aka Betty Gilbert) came to life via the virtuosic talents of Vadim Gluzman, Anton Nel, and Laura Claycomb, respectively. Claycomb, a former


San Francisco Examiner: Barbary Coast (SF Symphony)

Soprano Laura Claycomb provides the most striking artistic value (while doing her part of vamping), with superb performances of Délibes’ “Les filles de Cadix,” an aria from Bellini’s “La sonnambula,” and the Claycomb calling card of “Caro nome,” from Verdi’s


San Francisco Classical Voice: Barbary Coast (SF Symphony)

“Soprano Laura Claycomb, wearing a different dress for each appearance, was the only soloist to attempt to capture the personal manner of the performers she was channeling in songs and arias by Délibes, Bellini, and Verdi; seductive with showy ritards


Constanza Ginevra

Geneva: Abduction from the Seraglio – Musicalia Magazine

Wednesday, 25 January 2012 08:28

di Francesco Attardi

Constanza Ginevra“The singers acted like seasoned actors, despite the blistering vocalises prescribed by Mozart:  in the celebrated “Marter aller Arten” (sic) for the first time we heard not only a tight-rope walk of


Mahler Project

The Mahler Project / San Francisco Symphony / Tilson Thomas

Mahler Project
Including

• Symphonies Nos. 1-9

• Adagio from Symphony No. 10

• Kindertotenlieder

• Das klagende Lied

• Das Lied von der Erde

• Songs with Orchestra

• Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

• Rückert-Lieder

• Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn…


James Bond befreit Konstanze aus dem Harem – Dreh Punkt Kultur

Dreh Punkt Kultur – Magazine

Donnerstag, 22. November 2012

James Bond befreit Konstanze aus dem Harem

REST DER WELT / GENF / ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL

Von Oliver Schneider

18/11/11

“… Zumal Laura Claycomb alles mitbringt, um diese beiden Arien


Serge in Italy

Serge in Italy

My protégé Serge Kakudji came to Turin to visit for a week at the end of the summer. He was lucky enough to be here on my husband’s birthday, which we celebrated at a park and then

Sublime Strauss – Houston Press

HGO’s Ariadne, an opera about opera, is both serious and funny.

Houston Press – By D.L. Groover Wednesday, May 4 2011

The physical production of Houston Grand Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is ravishing. But just wait until you hear …


Opera News (Houston Grand Opera Ariadne)

The large cast, all excellent, featured three brilliant stars. Laura Claycomb, with a shimmering sound, matchless vocal agility and comic flair, gave a masterful performance as Zerbinetta…

http://www.operanews.com/Opera_News_Magazine/2011/7/Review/HOUSTON__Ariadne_auf_Naxos.html…


My SS News (Rigoletto)

nt032911-Rigoletto-and-Gilda“Making her soaring Dallas Opera debut was home town soprano Laura Claycomb. Her brief but beautiful duet, “E il sol dell’anima” (Love is the sunshine of the soul) with the Duke, posing as a poor student to woo her, is …


Front Row (Rigoletto)

rigoletto 3282011“Soprano Laura Claycomb was beyond reproach as Gilda. With conductor Rizzo’s sure support, she produced goose bumps and won the loudest cheers of the evening with her rendition of “Caro nome.””

By Wayne Lee Gay | March 28, 2011

Read …


Dallas Opera stages powerful ‘Rigoletto – Dallas Morning News

 /Robert W. Hart/Special Contributor
Scott Cantrell

Classical Music Critic

Published: 26 March 2011 11:57 AM

“Laura Claycomb… sang with limpid tone, dazzling technique and eloquence; even stratospheric pitches were negotiated with delicacy and pliancy. – Rigoletto (Gilda) – Dallas Opera,


Laura, At Last! – Dallas Opera

February 5, 2011 by tdoadmin divider image

Laura, At Last!
An interview by Suzanne Calvin

Soprano Laura Claycomb’s official biography tells us that “Her delicacy, refinement and theatricality in high-flying repertoire make her one of the foremost lyric coloraturas of her generation.”


ligeti edition

Ligeti Edition (Sony)

ligeti editionSony’s LIGETI EDITION includes every approved composition of Ligeti, including his earliest works from Hungary before he became known and before he developed his recognizable style. This was thanks to Ligeti’s patron Vincent Meyer (who receives no mention in this …


Mahler: 4th Symphony / London Symphony Orchestra / Gergiev

lsoliveMahler4

Valery Gergiev conductor

‘… Gergiev doesn’t play the rustic charms of the opening movement like a memory of Mozart, rather he encompasses a wider pastoral perspective filed with menacing undercurrent … Gergiev’s serene conclusion is beautifully heard’

Classic FM Magazine…


Opera News (Lucia di Lammermoor Pittsburgh)

At the start of Pittsburgh Opera’s run of Lucia di Lammermoor on November 13, general director Christopher Hahn walked on to the Benedum Center stage to announce that his three main principals had been suffering from colds, most recently the


Travel

Travel

Do you really get to know the city where you’re singing, either? Everyone always assumes you have time to “vacation” in that city, which is not true. You have many things to do, most opera seasons are during the


“Xerxes” Unexcelled – Houston Grand Opera – operawarhorses.com

Houston Grand Opera, May, 2, 2010
May 5th, 2010

However, ultimately it was the fine cast of seven singers that assured the production’s success.  The performance was graced with the memorable “co-starring” performances of David Daniels, for Arsamenes’ succession of …


Houston Grand Opera’s ‘Xerxes’ – Dallas Morning News

By Scott Cantrell

Classical Music Critic

Published: 08 May 2010 02:41 AM

“Dallas-raised Laura Claycomb, a Southern Methodist University alumna, played Romilda as the redhead of cliché, by turns seductive and fiery. She turned every trick in a fine coloratura


Under the X in Xerxes – Outwestarts.blogspot.it

May 03, 2010

“Opera in the biggest houses may continue to be a high flying international affair, but American talent can more than hold its own here and abroad. Houston’s cast was built around the incomparable Susan Graham in the


HGO Season Closes with Vocal Fireworks – Concertonet.com

Houston

Brown Theater, Wortham Center
04/30/2010

“The 2009-10 Houston Grand Opera season closes with a thoroughly enjoyable performance of Handel’s Xerxes. A superb cast led by three of the finest Handel singers working today complements an engagingly stylized visual


Trills

How to sing a trill? It is not just a shake in the voice, a widening of your vibrato! It is actually an oscillation between two notes. Read up on ornamentation and exercises for wind instruments (especially the oboe, which …


Fest Contracts

There are possibilities in some German-speaking houses of getting year-round “house singer” contracts, called a “festvertrag.” Most Americans call this a “fest” contract for short… This is a steady job. A house singer can definitely have a real life outside …


Masterclass

This is a full interview I did for the newspaper on campus at my alma mater Southern Methodist University – I thought some of my answers my prove interesting to undergrad students… Parts were excerpted from this interview in a …


Health

I thought to write a little about health. After talking to most of my singer friends, I found they didn’t get the same information from their specialists. These are some tips and some ideas I have gathered – my translation …


My resumé – for educational purposes only

Laura Claycomb

Soprano

ROLE OPERA (Composer) THEATRE (CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR)
Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini) Grand Théâtre de Genève (Bruno Campanella/Robert Carsen), Opéra Bastille (Evalino Pidó/Robert Carsen), Bayerisches Rundfunkorkester (concert – Roberto Abbado), Los Angeles Opera (Richard Hickox/Thor Steingraber), Pittsburgh

Your Resumé

Your resume:

How should it look, what information should you put in it, What information is admissible, and format

Pick a beautiful paper, a beautiful font, nothing too fussy or wacky. Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS) is always the best …


Deliberate Practice

I just read a fascinating article review of the idea of Deliberate Practice in top performers (case studies by K. Ericsson, R. Krampe and C. Tesch-Romer) from Psychological Review. Read the whole article here in Psychological Review. Here are some …


Young Artists’ Programs

Ask your teachers and coaches about festivals and programs they recommend. Many teachers receive promotional material about festivals in the mail and would be happy to share these materials with you. I have not updated this page in a long …


Bel Canto tips

Here are some of my basic ideas about Bel Canto style, from what I have learned from conductors and coaches such as Bruno Campanella and the late Maestro Tonini. This should be a beginning of your journey into this style, …


Best of Stuttgart Sound - Norrington

Best of Stuttgart Sound / Norrington

Best of Stuttgart Sound - Norrington
The Best of Stuttgart Radio Orchestra: the fine SWR Orchestra has been recording for decades under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington.  Their distinctive sound comes from the use of little- and no- vibrato in the string sections, making for …


ConcertoNet.com (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

laura claycomb“Laura Claycomb is an ideal Tytania in a get-up that Aubrey Beardsley might have conjured up. Her voluminous train becomes a scenic element when required, as when she and Bottom snuggle down for the night.”

By Michael Johnson | May …


A superb Dream – Toronto – Concertonet.com

Toronto

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

by Michael Johnson
05/05/2009

Laura Claycomb is an ideal Tytania in a get-up that Aubrey Beardsley might have conjured up. Her voluminous train becomes a scenic element when required, as when she


Midsummer Night's Dream HGO

Britten’s Dream Warms Midwinter Houston – Concertonet.com

Houston Brown Theater, Wortham Center 01/23/2009

Midsummer Night's Dream HGOHGO favorite Laura Claycomb returned and conquered as Tytania. Her combination of beautiful stage presence, creamy, flexible voice and superb acting skills made her the perfect foil for Davie’s Oberon, and the two singers …


Double Header – Iron tongues of midnight

by Lisa Hirsch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Double Header

“I mostly loved the soloists; Erin Wall led the way with brilliant tone, joined by the darker-voiced Elza van den Heever, who alone among the soloists looked like she was having


Mahler 1- 9

Mahler: Symphonies 1-9 / London Symphony Orchestra / Gergiev

Mahler 1- 9Valery Gergiev’s performances and recordings of Mahler’s symphonies with the LSO have garnered international acclaim. They have performed the works in Europe, North America and the Far East and their recordings have received numerous awards. The symphonies were originally released …


Thomas: La Cour de Célimène / Philharmonia Orchestra / Litton

In recent years, there has been increased interest in the works of Ambroise Thomas, particularly in his ambitious setting of Hamlet(1868), which was successfully revived at opera houses including London’s Covent Garden, the New York Met, Barcelona and Paris. Ambroise …


Cassol Pitié

Cassol/Bach: Pitié!

Cassol PitiéJazz saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol’s take on Bach’s St. Matthew Passion: for the dance theater piece Pitié, staged by Alain Platel for Les Ballets C de la B.  After the success of VSPRS and Monteverdi, Alain Platel and Fabrizio …


Carmina Burana

Orff: Carmina Burana / London Symphony Orchestra / Hickox

Carmina BuranaCast: Christopher Maltman (Performer), Carl Orff (Composer), Richard Hickox (Conductor), London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra), Laura Claycomb (Performer), Barry Banks (Performer)

 

Carl Orff
live recording
Carmina Burana    60:37
Cantiones profanae
cantoribus et choris cantandae
comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis
Fortuna Imperatrix …


Mahler: Symphony No. 8 / San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas

Winner of three Grammy’s®!    Best Classical Album , Best Choral Performance, Best Engineered Classical Album

“…this promises to be a triumphant capstone to the entire cycle.” -San Francisco Chronicle

“The gratifying wonder of this Mahler Eighth recording is how integrated …


The Rake's Progress

Rake’s Progress / Ono / LePage / Théâtre de la Monnaie

The Rake's ProgressDVD – Set in the United States of the 50’s, Robert Lepage’s production boasts Andrew Kennedy and Laura Claycomb, bringing brilliantly to life Tom Rakewell’s vulnerability and the steadfastness of Anne Trulove. In this production, Kazushi Ono conducts the Symphony …


Benvenuto Cellini

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / London Symphony Orchestra / C. Davis

Benvenuto Cellini2007 – Berlioz’s flamboyant opera Benvenuto Cellini is inspired by the life of the legendary Florentine goldsmith and Renaissance figure. Its first performances in Paris during 1838-39 were disastrous as it proved too great a challenge for the musicians of …


Pittsburgh Tribune (I Capuleti e i Montecchi)

Laura Claycomb photo ©Sergio Valente

“Soprano Laura Claycomb gives a must-see performance as Giulietta. Vocally and dramatically compelling, Claycomb seizes the opportunities of bel canto style to evoke our deepest sympathies for her character. The beauty and sorrow of her singing in the recitative and …


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (The Capulets & the Montagues)

The-Capulets-the-Montagues“Claycomb, at her entrance, has the opera’s most familiar extract, the exquisite cavatina, “O quante volte,” musing on how many times she has asked heaven for her Romeo. It’s a haunting melody, and this remarkable soprano shaped the phrases with …


Noir comme l’âme du diable – Altamusica

© Frank Ferville

Noir comme l’âme du diable

Black as the soul of the Devil

© Frank Ferville

Laurent Naouri (Nick Shadow)

Palais Garnier, Paris

Le 03/03/2008

Gérard MANNONI

” Laura Claycomb, beautiful, also impassively pure and obstinate in her love like an …


Entre Nous

Offenbach: Entre nous / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Parry

Entre Nous“Entre Nous: Celebrating Offenbach” traces the extraordinary career of one of the great personalities of the 19th century: the composer, entrepreneur and satirist Jacques Offenbach. He composed more than 100 stage works, yet only a fraction of Offenbach’s output is …


Benvenuto Cellini - Norrington

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini / Norrington

Benvenuto Cellini - Norrington An authentic live performance of a seldom-heard masterpiece with world-famous Roger Norrington leading a talented young continental cast. Issued in celebration of the 2006 Berlioz Year at the Royal Albert Hall, London. When Liszt became music director at Weimar, one …


Opera News (Fille du régiment HGO)

“As Claycomb warmed up, her performance improved, and no one could fault the brilliance of her rendition of the regimental song in Act I or the music-lesson scene in Act II, despite the distracting stage business that went on around


Claycomb: Ne Plus Ultra – San Francisco Classical Voice

Laura Claycomb, the soprano with the brightest coloratura around, and with the brightest red hair, also has laser-bright projection, burning-bright intellect, daring, appeal, and indefatigability to the max. That’s a low-key, restrained report from Claycomb’s nothing-short-of-sensational recital Monday at …


Офелия в здравом уме- Vremya.ru

Роман Гончаров

Юлия БЕДЕРОВА

Офелия в здравом уме

Лора Клейкомб закрыла абонемент «Искусство колоратуры»

версия для печати

До американки Лоры Клейкомб, которую называют сенсацией, надеждой и звездой нового активного поколения на мировых оперных сценах, в эффектном филармоническом абонементе «Искусство колоратуры» уже выступили …


Офелия в здравом уме- Vremya.ru

http://www.vremya.ru/2006/53/10/148525.html

 

/ / 29.03.2006

 

Roman Goncharov

 

Ophelia sane

Laura Claycomb closed ticket “Art coloratura”

Prior to American Laura Claycomb, called sensation, hope, and the star of the new generation active in the world of opera scenes in …


Колоратура без ограничений – www.kommersant.ru

Концертом Лоры Клейкомб Московская филармония завершает абонемент “Искусство колоратуры”, в рамках которого в Москве выступили Суми Йо, Анна Нетребко и Дебора Войт.Представляет Варвара Турова

Завершать абонемент именно ее концертом весьма логично, ведь от своих выступивших в Москве коллег Лора Клейкомб

Il primo dolce affanno

Il primo dolce affanno / Opera Rara

Il primo dolce affannoIn the seventh volume of its Il Salotto series, we decided to programme Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets – but they do not appear in the conventional way. Rather, the three sonnets are presented out of sequence, interspersed with music of Liszt’s …


Vocal Teamwork / Opera Rara

vocalteamwkCompilation album featuring many different kinds of ensemble, starting with the elaborate formality of the duet from Rossini’s Bianca e Falliero, and concluding with the emotionally charged nonet from Donizetti’s L’assedio di Calais. Between these is a specially chosen selection …


La Partenza

La Partenza / Opera Rara

The consequences of love are explored on this glorious CD. From Il Salotto Volume 6, La Partenza, Bel Canto Salon songs with various artists. Familiar composers featured on this disc include Donizetti, Rossini and Balfe. Regular purchasers of this series …


Mahler Symphony no. 4 / San Francisco Symphony / Tilson Thomas

MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson-Thomas

in SACD surround sound, featuring Laura Claycomb in the soprano solo. The latest in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler recording project.

The San Francisco Symphony, one of …


OC Register Interview

By PAUL BODINE
Special to the OC Register

March, 2004

Laura Claycomb still owns the little red shirt and hat that memorialize the loss the Bay Area’s tourist trade suffered when her just-launched opera career bagged its first big break.…


Competitions

I have made a list of competitions that I know some information about, or that have web-sites. It’s always important to remember your REASON to do a competition.

Is is the money? (Then find out how much top prize is, …


The Other Soprano on Ariadne’s Rock – Post Newspaper Group

Janos Gereben – Post Newspaper Group

“When you get older,” says Laura Claycomb, “you don’t mind making a fool of yourself. I’m willing to take a risk, and that made a difference.” That difference is between the young soprano’s shaded, …


Handel: Arcadian Duets / Le Concert d’Astrée / Haïm

A sensational new figure on the Baroque music scene in the early 2000s, conductor Emmanuelle Haïm electrified audiences with her passionate interpretations of operatic and choral works. She has never studied conducting formally, and, like many other performers involved with …


Le Grand Macabre

Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre / Philharmonia Orchestra / Salonen

Originally composed between 1975 and 1977, Ligeti revised his opera in 1997 for the Salzburg Festival.  A big his in its brilliant Peter Sellars staging, protested by the composer to the press only a few days before the premiere after …