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) 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 Gaia Ciccolani in a movement from the O Antiphons, a dance and music collaboration for Advent 2015.

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Stevie Smith and Artemisia Gentileschi

This month I am getting inside the minds of two very different female artists, the English poet Stevie Smith and the Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Stevie Smith (1902-1971) was a novelist and poet, perhaps best known for her poem Not Waving But Drowning, and for her novel The Holiday. A quirky and sometimes difficult personality, […]

April 29 launch of Notes from the Asylum

I’m delighted to announce that 29th April is the confirmed date for the release of my second CD, Notes from the Asylum, by Champs Hill Records. Pianist Libby Burgess and clarinettist Catriona Scott join me on the CD, which features songs by Purcell, Abrams, Brahms, Wolf and  Rorem, chosen to complement the central themes in Stephen McNeff’s Vivienne, […]

Tales from Backstage

This week I posted my eighth podcast episode – the second part of an extended conversation with composer Stephen McNeff in which we talk about writing for singers, what makes for successful collaboration and what else he has in the compositional pipeline. I’ve called the podcasting strand of my activity Tales from Backstage because I […]

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