There’s nothing like a bit of coloratura

Laura Claycomb is the most entertaining of opera performers. Opera productions are typically replete with elements that are designed to enchant and enrapture, but in terms of pure vocal expertise, the coloratura ornamentation sung by sopranos is fundamentally tailored to get the audiences going.

Over the last couple of decades, the American-born Italy-based Grammy winner has proven herself to be highly adept at the discipline, unleashing trills and runs with virtuosic aplomb in memorable performances of star roles such as Pamina in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos and Marie in Donizetti’s La fille du régiment.


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