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Clara Rottsolk

Soprano

A native of Seattle, the soprano Clara Rottsolk has been lauded by The New York Times for her “clear, appealing voice and expressive conviction” and by The Philadelphia Inquirer for the “opulent tone [with which] every phrase has such a communicative emotional presence.” In a repertoire extending from the Renaissance to the contemporary, she has appeared as soloist with ensembles such as Tempesta di Mare, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Trinity Wall Street Choir, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Bach Sinfonia, Handel Choir of Baltimore, and Ensemble Florilège under conductors including Joshua Rifkin, Bruno Weill, John Scott, David Effron, and Andrew Megill. Among her stage roles are Micaëla (Carmen), Dido (Dido and Aeneas), Arminda (La finta giardiniera), and Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief). Her upcoming season includes performances with Handel Choir of Baltimore, Piffaro—The Renaissance Wind Band, and appearances at the Carmel Bach Festival and Indianapolis Early Music Festival. She can also be heard on a recording with Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players on the Chandos label.