Claudia Rosenthal, soprano
Claudia Rosenthal is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2016-17. She is scheduled to perform as Annina/La traviata and Pulcheria in the Pittsburgh premiere of Handel’s Richard the Lionheart. Last season she performed as Amy/Little Women and Berta/The Barber of Seville, as well as Berta/The Barber of Seville Student Matinee.
In Summer 2015, as a Young Artist with Opera on the Avalon, she appeared as the Governess/The Turn of the Screw. She has been a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, and performed Cobweb/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Stella/Les contes d’Hoffmann as a Studio Artist with Wolf Trap Opera Company.
At Yale Opera, Ms. Rosenthal’s roles included Giulietta/I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Musetta/La bohème, Clorinda/La cenerentola, and Brigitta/Iolanta. While with Mannes Opera, she appeared as Nannetta/Falstaff and Norina/Don Pasquale. She also made her Carnegie Hall debut performing Hindemith’s cantata Die Serenaden with Yale in New York City, and made her professional debut as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
In February, 2016, she was named a winner of the 45th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers. Ms. Rosenthal was also an Eastern regional finalist and recipient of the Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and received First Prize in the Young Patronesses of the Opera Competition. Other honors include the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Career Bridges Grant, and the Yale School of Music Alumni Prize.
A native of Scarsdale, NY, Ms. Rosenthal double-majored in Music and Art History at Yale College, and has further degrees from The Hartt School, Mannes College at the New School for Music, and The Yale School of Music.
Ms. Rosenthal's residency is generously co-sponsored by Gene Welsh and Clyde B. Jones III.
Watch Ms. Rosenthal's performance of “Quando me’n vo” from La bohème at the 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival as part of the Yellow Couch Sessions.