Soprano Claire Stadtmueller made her Carnegie Hall debut in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Egon Stadelman wrote for the New Yorker Staats-Zeitung: "Of the solo quartet, soprano Claire Stadtmueller was by far the most outstanding. She enjoyed a star moment and took advantage of it to the loudly exclaimed enthusiasm of the audience." Maestro David Randolph of the St. Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra immediately reengaged her for Mozart's Mass in C Minor andRequiem, about which Mr. Stadelman wrote: "Of the soloists, Claire Stadtmueller stood out considerably; her timbre and demeanor reminded me of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf." She has since performed at Carnegie Hall in Handel's Israel in Egypt, Mendelssohn's Second Symphony, Bach's Christmas Oratorio and St. Matthew Passion, and this past season, in Orff's Carmina Burana.
Ms. Stadtmueller has appeared at Lincoln Center 's Avery Fisher Hall, and on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion and WGBH Boston's Classics in the Morning.
Opera roles she has performed include: Tosca in NYC's Central Park under Maestro Vincent La Selva. The title role in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, the Mozart roles of Pamina (The Magic Flute), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) and Miss Silverpeal (The Impresario); Rosario in Granados' Goyescas, the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Dew Fairy in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel . She created the leading role of Persephone in the world premiere of Geoffrey Gibbs' opera Potnia
As a recitalist, Ms. Stadtmueller has performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, at New York City's Trinity Church , and on numerous concert series programs in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. She was engaged by Rhode Island's Composer in Residence, Barbara Kolb , to perform several programs of new classical and jazz works. Her own composition, Empty Nest, received second prize in the University of Rhode Island's 2004 Composition Competition.
Ms. Stadtmueller's solo CD, Sweet Peace, is a collection of international songs that celebrate peace or express the tragedy of war. It has been heard on WGBH Boston, WBAI New York and WHJJ Providence.
Ms. Stadtmueller earned a bachelor's degree from New England Conservatory and a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island, both in vocal performance. She has worked with international singers Maria Spacagna, Thomas Lawlor and John Macurdy, and continues her studies with basso Dimitri Kavrakos, star of the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala and Covent Garden Opera houses.
For more information on Claire's Performance Experience please visit: bravasoprano.com