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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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McCaldin Arts announces projects for 2017

Two new projects for 2017 are in development with McCaldin Arts: Mary is a monodrama for mezzo, trumpet, oboe and cello, by Martin Bussey with libretto by Andy Rashleigh (Vivienne). Queen Mary I is chiefly remembered as Bloody Mary but her personal story is more subtle and interesting than many of us realise, and her […]

Haydn’s doctor’s diagnosis confirmed

Fascinating news today about John Hunter, husband of Haydn’s collaborator Anne Hunter, who worked with him on his two books of Canzonettas. John Hunter, physician to King George III, was a pioneering surgeon and his 200-year old diagnosis of osteosarcoma in a patient has recently been confirmed by modern technology. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38409086

Happy birthday to the Haffner

My family lived in Lancaster when I was growing up: my father was Head of Music at Lancaster University, running a department which has alas since been closed. There was a lot of good music-making in the area, including by the Haffner Orchestra, which my father even conducted for a time. It therefore felt rather […]

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