Why you should listen
Claron McFadden is a soprano who studied voice at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Her celebrated operatic roles are numerous and varied. She sings many of the major oratorio works, but is also in demand for her interpretation of modern and contemporary music.
Her many recordings include Birtwistle's Paul Cèlan Songs, Haydn's Orfeo and Handel's Alexander Balus with the King’s Consort. In August 2007 McFadden was awarded the Amsterdam Prize of the Arts, winning praise for her brilliant coloratura, her wide repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Bernstein and contemporary composers, and her vivid stage personality.