About Clare

clare mccaldin
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 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 with Libby Burgess (piano), for Champs Hill Records. Notes from the Asylum will be released in January 2016.

Clare introduces the Notes from the Asylum project in a short video.

Watch video of Clare talking about the O Antiphons, a new dance and music collaboration for Advent 2015.


CHROMAtic music

Yesterday I joined members of CHROMA to workshop new compositions by students of the Music Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, where CHROMA is currently resident. Apart from the pleasure of seeing old friends whom I bump into surprisingly rarely in the course of our work, it’s always interesting to discuss how and why […]

Revisiting Hugh Wood and Laurie Lee

Thanks to the Hampstead Garden Suburb Chamber Music Concerts, I had the chance to revisit Hugh Wood‘s wonderful Laurie Lee Songs in performance. Since recording them last year for NMC, I hadn’t sung them live, so I was delighted to be specifically asked to include them in a recent recital. Paul Turner (seen L with […]

Trees, Walls, Cities and Brodskys

I returned from the Royal Opera’s tour of Japan this year with a two-day turnaround before I went out to Dubrovnik to meet the Brodsky Quartet. We hadn’t worked together before and I was joining them for a one-off performance of Trees, Walls, Cities, a collaborative work involving eight pairs of composers and lyricists, each […]

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