Third Sunday Concert, Third Sunday Concerts, 3rd Sunday Concert, 3rd Sunday Concerts, News Release
Growing Grateful Hearts

Media Contact for Christwood:
Margaret Mashburn


July 27, 2015



 The August 16 concert of the Third Sunday Summer Concerts in the Atrium at Christwood will feature mezzo-soprano Claire Maloney Shackleton in a classical music recital she has named “Tales of Life and Love.”

The program will consist of songs that either tell a story or are from famous stories: songs from Rossini’s Cinderella, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Marriage of Figaro and Barber of Seville, as well as Mahler’s German songs telling the story of the beginning of a relationship to its end.

The concert in the Atrium at Christwood begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Ms. Shackleton has been gaining recognition for her colorful tone and magnetic stage presence and recently returned to her hometown of New Orleans to sing the Bach Mass in B Minor with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Carlos Miguel Prieto. This season she also performed Mercédès in Carmen with New Orleans Opera, The Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos with Pacific Opera Project, and Annio in La clemenza di Tito with Opera in the Heights. During the 2015-16 Season she also appeared with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, and South Dakota Symphony.

Claire spent the 2013 and 2014 summers with Central City Opera singing the roles of Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro, Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking, and Mrs. Soames in Our Town. Other roles include Prince Charming- Cendrillon- Kentucky Opera, Cherubino- Le nozze di Figaro- Kentucky Opera, Siébel-Faust-Austin Lyric Opera, Dorabella- Così fan tutte- Pine Mountain Music Festival, and Jenny-Three Penny Opera- Amarillo Opera.

Claire has participated in the young artists training programs of Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Kentucky Opera and earned her degrees from CCM and Loyola University New Orleans. In 2016 she will sing Hermia in Hawaii Opera Theatre's A Midsummer Night's Dream and cover Jackie Kennedy in Fort Worth Opera's premiere of JFK.

The Atrium at Christwood is located at 100 Christwood Blvd., Covington, off  Hwy. 21 just South of  I-12. It is also accessible through the Brewster Road entrance.


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