About Clare

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Clare McCaldin is a British mezzo-soprano noted for opera, song recital and producing striking lyric stage work with her own company, McCaldin Arts.

Clare’s new CD Notes From The Asylum with Libby Burgess (piano), awarded ★★★★ BBC Music Magazine, is now available from Champs Hill Records and other retailers.

Clare’s recording of Hugh Wood’s Laurie Lee Songs with Iain Burnside (piano) is now available from NMC Records.

Vivienne, Clare’s latest show with McCaldin Arts attracted fantastic reviews for its premiere performances. Clare has recorded Vivienne as part of her new CD, Notes from the Asylum.

Watch video of Clare and Paul Turner (piano) performing Haydn’s Arianna a Naxos at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge in September 2016.

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BYO’s Don Giovanni

Having only become a singer relatively late in life, I didn’t work with organisations such as British Youth Opera, but I am always pleased to support colleagues who can still qualify as young(!). To this end I was at a recent performance of BYO’s Don Giovanni, applauding a friend’s immaculate (electronic) mandolin in the Serenade and his […]

Follies at the National Theatre

I’m a fan of Sondheim. He writes in Finishing The Hat that his favourite of his own lyrics are those that are simplest and most direct; but, like many of his fans, I just can’t resist his virtuosic linguistic twists and turns, when he’s at his most showy. Even A Little Priest, the mountain of […]

A new Bohème

Dispensing with one of the best-loved and longest-lived productions in the history of the Royal Opera is a high-risk decision. Leaving it to your successor to deal with the fall-out could seem like extreme management cunning, but of course it’s basically a question of unfortunate timing. Given how far ahead plans have to be laid, […]

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