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Laura Claycomb Putting the color into coloratura


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!


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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!


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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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Streaming – Hamlet in streaming

Our Hamlet at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow was broadcast online Tuesday, October 6, 2015 and remains in their online archive, if you’d still like to watch:

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Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra (Svetlanov

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 …

BBC radio feature

Laura is featured singing Arcadian Duets on BBC’s Composer of the Week Händel special  – click on Handel to hear the whole broadcast.

Check out the hour-long show at with Donald MacCleod.…

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 …

Streaming – Front Row Radio broadcast

Laura Claycomb and Keith Weber are featured on Houston’s KUHF radio, performing excerpts from their Houston Recital. Check it out on this link.…

The Mahler Project / San Francisco Symphony / Tilson Thomas

Mahler Project

• 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…

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 …

Fauré: Requiem / San Francisco Boy’s Choir / Ian Robertson

Fauré RequiemSan Francisco Boy’s Choir: Fauré Requiem

Featuring Laura Claycomb, soprano, Christopheren Nomura, Baritone, Barbara Riccardi, Violin, San Francisco Boys Chorus and Orchestra, Ian Roberts, Conductor and Charles Calhoun, Organ

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Mahler: 4th Symphony / London Symphony Orchestra / Gergiev


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…

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 …

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 …

Pacini: Alessandro nell’Indie / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Parry

Allessandro nell'IndieThe premiere of Alessandro nell’Indie in Naples in 1824 brought Pacini one of the most anxious evenings of his career. The audience sat on its hands, unwilling to approve or disapprove until it had heard the music a second time. …

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/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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Meyerbeer: L’Esule di Granata / Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Giuliano Carella

L'Esule di Granata MeyerbeerFew operas by a major 19th century composer have experienced comparable neglect. The fifth of six operas Meyerbeer wrote for Italian opera houses during his nearly nine years in Italy (1816 to 1824), L’esule was apparently produced only once following …

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 …

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 …

Sir John in Love

Vaughan Williams: Sir John in Love / Sinfonia Chorus, Northern Sinfonia / Hickox

A member of the Darwin and Wedgewood families, Vaughan Williams had independent means, which meant he could afford to follow his artistic interests. He loved opera and theater and composed far more incidental music and ballets than people usually give …

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 …


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