Cleveland Debut with Les Délices

With ensemble Les Délices in Cleveland, Clara Rottsolk earned critical praise for a program of French baroque music centered on the theme of Ulysses.

“The music came across as fresh, delightful and affecting.  Rottsolk’s voice is pure and shining, and she sings dead-center on pitch. Rottsolk treats words with special care, enunciating the French texts to make sure the narratives receive nuanced treatment. [She] conveyed the action and emotions with urgent beauty.” — Donald Rosenberg, The Plain Dealer

““Myths and Allegories” was as close to perfection as a concert can come. Ms. Rottsolk is a fine soprano whose huge voice — operatic without ever resorting to vibrato, powerful without ever crossing over into shrillness, and capable of being reduced to a delicate pianissimo — filled the small gallery but never overpowered the instruments. She sang the wordy French poetry with precise diction and a sense of conviction in the text.” — William Fazekas, Cleveland Classical