by Bob Chilcott
Claire Stadtmueller, Soprano
Craig Montgomery, Tenor
JoDeen Blaine Davis, Organist
Conducted by James Wetherald
Soprano Claire Stadtmueller sang the role of Tosca in New York’s Central Park with New York Grand Opera under Maestro Vincent La Selva. Next month she will sing a concert performance of Tosca in NYC, and a recital of arias by Wagner, Strauss and von Weber for the American Wagner Society in Chicago.
She made her Carnegie Hall debut in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis under David Randolph, with whom she returned to Carnegie Hall to sing seven other major works. She has performed in concert with the Richard Tucker Foundation, at Avery Fisher Hall, and on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion and WGBH Boston’s Classics in the Morning.
Tenor Craig Montgomery is a member of the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. Since his first appearance with the company in 2001 he has sung over 1,650 performances of more than 90 different operas in six languages. In addition to his chorus assignments, Craig has performed comprimario roles in the operas Don Pasquale, Manon, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute, Der Rosenkavalier, Thais and La Traviata.
Prior to joining the company, Craig studied voice at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and had many of his first professional engagements with Opera Columbus and the Columbus Light Opera.