Claron McFadden

Claron McFadden

The American soprano Claron McFadden (°1961) graduated cum laude from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and has been living in the Netherlands since 1984. She is known for her very varied repertoire, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary music and has worked with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Frans Brüggen and Sir Andrew Davies.

Important opera roles she has sung include the title role in Lulu at Glyndebourne, the role of Zerbinetta in the Dutch Nationale Opera's  production of Ariadne auf Naxos and the title role in Cavalli's La Didone at La Scala with Fabio Biondi.

She is known for her unique interpretation of contemporary music and has many world premières to her credit, including works by Harrison Birtwistle, Jörg Widmann and Michel van der Aa. 

She works regularly with  The Arditti Quartet and Klangforum Wien.She has participated in several projects that combined different art forms, like Alain Platel’s Pitié, and Ruben van Leer's dance film Symmetry, filmed at C.E.R.N.

She is frequently asked to join improvising musicians such as Kris Defoort and is a regular member of the David Kweksilber Big Band.

She is artist-in-residence at Muziektheater Transparant and has realized several multidisciplinary projects: Lilith (2012), Secrets (2015), Nightshade: Aubergine (2017) and most recently Façade: The last days of Mata Hari (2017).

In 2002 She was nominated for a Grammy Award and in 2007 she was awarded the Amsterdam Prize for the Arts. She is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Her TEDx talk in 2010 was selected to be shown on the prestigious website.



Productions with Claron McFadden

Production Function
Mitra - (Current season)Soprano
The Garden - (Current season)Cast
Les Indes Galantes - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)Vocal coach
WOO, A SONG - (Season 2021-2022)Vocals
The Garden - (Season 2021-2022)Cast
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2020-2021)Vocals, Concept
Façade: The last days of Mata Hari - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals, Concept
Secrets - (Season 2019-2020)Concept | Vocals
Myriam - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals | Performance (on film)
The valley (an apocalypse) - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals
Harriet - (Season 2019-2020)Vocals
Mitra - (Season 2019-2020)Soprano
Mitra - (Season 2018-2019)Soprano
Harriet - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals
Façade: The last days of Mata Hari - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals
Calamity / Billy - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals, Concept
Myriam - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals | Performance (on film)
The valley (an apocalypse) - (Season 2018-2019)Vocals
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2017-2018)Vocals, Concept
Secrets - (Season 2017-2018)Concept | Vocals
Facade: The last days of Mata Hari - (Season 2017-2018)Vocals
Calamity / Billy - (Season 2017-2018)Vocals
Mitra - (Season 2017-2018)Soprano
Aquarius' Dream - (Season 2016-2017)Vocals
Lilith - (Season 2016-2017)Performer, Concept | Vocals
Nightshade: Aubergine - (Season 2016-2017)Vocals, Concept
Polar Night - (Season 2016-2017)Vocals in video
Songbook - (Season 2016-2017)Vocals
Secrets - (Season 2016-2017)Concept | Vocals
Secrets - (Season 2015-2016)Concept | Vocals
Polar Night - (TRANSLAB - 2015-2016)Vocals in video
Arthur - (Season 2014-2015)Soloist
Lilith - (Season 2014-2015)Soprano | Actress, Concept | Direction
Arthur - (Season 2013-2014)Soloist
Songs of war - (Season 2013-2014)Clorinda
Lilith - (Season 2013-2014)Soprano | Actress, Concept | Direction
Over The Mountains - (Season 2009-2010)Soprano