Hello! I teach the healthy, efficient technique taught to me by international basso Dimitri Kavrakos (Met, Covent Garden, La Scala...) My 13 year old student was the youngest, and one of only 9 singers, awarded an Honorable Mention in the Vocal Artists Mgmt national competition, 2022. She also scored perfect marks three consecutive years in the Fairfield County Schubert Club Young Musicians Festival.
I have served on the voice faculties of William Paterson University, Assumption College, Rhode Island College, and St. George's School. At Wm Paterson, my students who were not voice majors were awarded solos in the oratorios, selected over voice majors. I have prepared students for their successful auditions for college entrance and summer voice programs, and music theater lead roles.
I performed the role of Tosca in NYC's Central Park under the legendary Maestro Vincent La Selva.
I made my 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 reengaged 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 Orff's Carmina Burana.
Ms. Stadtmueller has appeared at Lincoln Center 's Avery Fisher Hall, and on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion and WGBH Boston's Classics in the Morning.
Opera roles performed include 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.
In 2021 and 2022, films she created on the works of Catalani (Ebben from La Wally) and Elgar (In Haven) were awarded prizes in the film festivals of Prague, Milano, Roma, Athens, Japan, United Kingdom, Slovakia and the USA.
As a recitalist, Ms. Stadtmueller has performed at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, at New York City's Trinity Church , and on numerous concert series programs in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. She was engaged by Rhode Island's Composer in Residence, Barbara Kolb , to perform several programs of new classical and jazz works. Her own composition, Empty Nest, received second prize in the University of Rhode Island's 2004 Composition Competition.
Ms. Stadtmueller's solo CD, Sweet Peace, is a collection of international songs that celebrate peace or express the tragedy of war. It has been heard on WGBH Boston, WBAI New York and WHJJ Providence.
Ms. Stadtmueller earned a bachelor's degree from New England Conservatory and a master's degree from the University of Rhode Island, both in vocal performance.