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.
     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 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 in Orff's Carmina Burana.
     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.
     She performed scenes from Bellini's Norma at NYC's United Palace. Other 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, for the American Wagner Society in Chicago, and on numerous concert series 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 studied with international basso Dimitri Kavrakos.
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