“…Soprano Claudia Rosenthal was as fervent as the poetry with a voice that was dramatic, beautifully enunciated and had strength in every register. She gave the emotional poems all the virility, all the imagery and all the unforced love which they required. It was a stunning performance...” -ConcertoNet
Described as "funny, confident and stylish" by Opera News, Claudia Rosenthal is gaining attention for her vocal versatility and passionate performances of opera, oratorio, and concert works.
This season, Claudia makes her debut with Opera Theater of Connecticut performing Adina in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore and performs in concert with Annapolis Opera. In previous seasons, Claudia made her house and role debut with Annapolis Opera, singing Beth in Adamo's Little Women, covered Inès in Donizetti’s La Favorita with New Amsterdam Opera, and performed in concert with Opera Theater of Connecticut at the Sanibel Music Festival in Sanibel, Florida. She also created the role of Irène Curie in the world premiere of Jessica Rudman’s Marie Curie Learns to Swim with Hartford Opera Theater.
Claudia spent two seasons with Pittsburgh Opera a member of their Resident Artist Program. There, Claudia covered and performed the role of Violetta in Verdi's La traviata. As noted in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "the applause Ms. Rosenthal received at the curtain call was unlike anything...witnessed in Pittsburgh." In addition, she performed Pulcheria in the Pittsburgh premiere of Handel's Richard the Lionheart, Amy in Adamo's Little Women, Berta in Rossini's The Barber of Seville, and covered Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress. She also made her debut with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Erie Philharmonic, and The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra.
She recently received the George London Award from the George London Foundation Competition and the Sullivan Foundation Singer Award from the Matheus Sullivan Foundation Competition. She was also an Eastern Region Finalist and the recipient of the Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and won First Prize and the Irene Patti Memorial Award (for an exceptional soprano) at Florida Grand Opera's Young Patronesses of the Opera National Voice Competition.
Claudia has appeared with Opera on the Avalon, singing the Governess in The Turn of the Screw. Other previous seasons’ highlights include Musetta (La bohème), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Clorinda (La cenerentola), and Brigitta (Iolanta) with Yale Opera; Cobweb (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Stella (Les contes d’Hoffmann) with Wolf Trap Opera Company; and Nannetta (Falstaff) and Norina (Don Pasquale) with The Mannes Opera.
Claudia has sung a wide range of art song and concert repertoire, and has given recitals at Mannes College, Yale University, Pittsburgh Opera, and in Paris under the auspices of the Arts Arena. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Yale in NY concert series, singing Paul Hindemith’s cantata Die Serenaden. Critics called it “…a stunning performance, and one feels that even the stoic Mr. Hindemith might have shed a tear in appreciation.” She has also performed with the Yale Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Mahler’s Second Symphony and made her professional debut performing in Handel’s Messiah with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
A strong proponent of new music, she has had the opportunity to create several leading roles in the New York City Fringe Festival and at the Yale School of Drama. She also sang the lead role of the little girl in Daniel Schlosberg’s new opera Frau Trude in the New Music New Haven concert series. As a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Claudia performed in the Contemporary Music Festival as the soloist in Jacob Druckman’s Bo and Anna Weesner’s Mother Tongues.
Claudia holds degrees from Yale University, The Hartt School, Mannes College the New School for Music, and the Yale School of Music. In addition to her wins at the George London Foundation Competition, The Sullivan Foundation, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she has received prizes including The Richard F. Gold Career Grant from The Shoshana Foundation, The Alumni Prize from the Yale School of Music, and a Top Grant Winner from The Schuyler Foundation for Career Bridges. She has received additional prizes from The Jensen Foundation, The Giulio Gari Foundation, and the Opera Theater of Connecticut Amici Competition.