Soprano Clara Rottsolk has been lauded by The New York Times for her “clear, appealing voice and expressive conviction” and by The Philadelphia Inquirer for the “opulent tone [with which] every phrase has such a communicative emotional presence.” In repertoire extending from the Renaissance to the contemporary, her solo appearances have taken her across the U.S., the Middle East, Japan, and South America. She specializes in historically- informed performance practice, and has sung with such ensembles as American Bach Soloists, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific MusicWorks, Virginia Symphony, Atlanta Baroque, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Piffaro, Colorado Bach Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, ARTEK, and the Masterwork Chorus. Her recordings include Myths and Allegories (French Baroque cantatas with Les Délices), and Scarlatti Cantatas with Tempesta di Mare. Last winter a new recording was released of compositions by Rachel Matthews, including songs set to Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry. A native of Seattle, currently based in Philadelphia, Rottsolk earned her music degrees at Rice University and Westminster Choir College, and received an award for musical excellence from the Metropolitan Opera National Council.