Cynthia Clayton, soprano

American soprano Cynthia Clayton is an audience favorite in opera houses throughout the United States for her critically acclaimed performances of roles including Puccini heroines Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Mimi, Musetta, Liù, and Madama Butterfly, Mozart heroines Donna Anna, Donna Elvira, Pamina, Countess Almaviva, and Fiordiligi; and numerous others, such as Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Nedda in Pagliacci,  Violetta in La Traviata, Micaëla in Carmen, Marguerite in Faust, Janáček’s Jenůfa, Floyd's Susannah, and Catán’s Florencia. She has bowed in leading roles at New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Utah Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opéra en Plein Air (Belgium), Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Ft. Worth Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, and Central City Opera, among many others. She has been a member of the faculty at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston since 2005.



Cynthia Clayton