Soprano Claire Stadtmueller sang the role of Tosca
in New York's Central Park with New York
Grand Opera under Maestro Vincent La Selva.
He then invited her to sing Amelia in Verdi's
Un Ballo in Maschera. This past season she
sang a recital for the American Wagner Society
in Chicago. This season she sings her first Desdemona.
She 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 re-engaged
her for Mozart's Mass in C Minor and
Requiem,about which Mr. Stadelman
wrote: "Of the soloists, Claire
Stadtmueller stood out considerably; her
timbre and demeanor reminded me of Elisabeth
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 in Orff's
Ms. Stadtmueller has performed in concert
with the Richard Tucker Foundation, at Lincoln
Center's Avery Fisher Hall, and on NPR's
A Prairie Home Companion and WGBH
Boston's Classics in the Morning.
Opera roles she has performed include 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 concert
series programs on the East Coast.
Ms. Stadtmueller's solo CD, Sweet Peace,
is a collection of international songs that
celebrate peace or express the tragedy of
war. Frederica von Stade and Ned Rorem have
praised it as "very beautiful."
It has been heard on WGBH Boston, WBAI
New York and WHJJ Providence.
Ms. Stadtmueller holds degrees from New
England Conservatory and University
of Rhode Island, and studies with
Metropolitan Opera bass John Macurdy.
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