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Clare McCaldin

Clare read Modern Languages at Clare College, Cambridge and initially had a career in advertising before turning to singing. Since then she has appeared as a soloist all over the UK and in Europe, on-stage and in concert. In addition to her reputation presenting established repertoire, Clare is recognised for her advocacy of new work. She has premiered music by Hugh Wood, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Cecilia McDowell, Brian Irvine, Alexander l’Estrange and Rachel Stott, and created roles and scenes for Errollyn Wallen (Opera North and Royal Opera), Stephen McNeff (WNO) and Luke Styles and Sasha Siem at Aldeburgh. She has an extensive discography and recently recorded Miss Tina in Michael Hurd’s The Aspern Papers (Ulster Orchestra/Vass). Her interest in exploring non-traditional ways to present vocal works led to Clare’s collaboration with director Joe Austin to create a staged version of A Voice Of One Delight in a piano version, for Tête à Tête: the Opera Festival. 

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