Clara Sandler, mezzo-soprano, a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, feels at home in a wide range of styles, from opera, oratorio and recitals, to zarzuela and tango. Critics have praised her singing as “both powerful and gentle, capturing a remarkable range of emotions”, her voice possessing “a radiantly rich and mellow tone quality”. Clara Sandler appeared as the featured soloist at the Boston premiere of Gorecki’s “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”, with the Boston Chamber Ensemble. With this orchestra she also performed Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder”, her singing praised by The Boston Globe for her “dark and attractive timbre”. She has performed in opera and oratorio with different music organizations in the Boston area.
An avid researcher of music from Spain and Latin America, Clara has presented many recitals in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Uruguay and in her native Buenos Aires. She is a member of the Boston Arts Consort, which specializes in music from Spain.
Her CD “Alma Apasionada, Songs from Spain and Argentina”, was released in 2006 by Newport Classic.
Clara received her MM with Honors in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory, and is on its Voice faculty at the Preparatory & Continuing Education Schools, where she chaired the Voice department from 1997 to 2011. She is also on the Voice faculty at Boston College. She received her certification as teacher of the Alexander Technique at the Alexander Technique Center of Cambridge.