Press

Ravel Hebrew Songs with the Israeli Camerata (2017)

“Soprano Claire Meghnagi is extraordinary… the emotional peak was Ravel’s “Deux Melodies Hébraïques” (Kaddish from the prayer and L’énigme Eternelle in Yiddish) in Meghnagi’s crystal clear singing” Ha’aretz

Notte di Tempesta – Handel Arias CD (2016-2017)

“Virtuoso opening – “Da Tempesta” from Giulio Cesarea. Claire Meghnagi possesses a beautiful, crystal clear powerful voice, and delightful contemporary baroque style: beautiful ornaments and vibrato control all in the exact right amount… gorgeous sound. I especially loved the two arias sequence: first lyric – “Wil the sun forget to streak” from Solomon, and immediately after the virtuoso coloratura aria “Che non puo la Gelosia” from Aci, Galatea e Polifemo… floated in Meghnagi’s performance in spectacular ease and lightness. The audience demanded an anchor… Claire Meghnagi sang with much gleam and grace, and Barrocade’s period instruments polished playing, full of rhythm and energy, showed how beautifully music crosses the limits of time. ” Ha’aretz

“Outstanding in particular is Aci’s aria Qui l’Augel da Pianta in Pianta (Aci, Galatea e Polifemo)… this stunning yet highly demanding aria, very high in tessitura, is performed by Meghnagi with remarkable sensitivity and extraordinary technique. Overall, Meghnagi’s singing demonstrates how even intimate, quiet sentimental moments can be full of drama, like the Queen of Sheba’s aria Will the Sun forget to Streak from Solomon, as the queen departs from Solomon” Yediot Achronot

Lonley Bird CD (2016)

“Zehavi’s writing is tonal or tonally based, straightforward, and easy to follow… Meghnagi has a clear, expressive voice… The writing is unusual but effective; there are some fine songs here” (American Record Guide)

“All the songs in this CD benefit from Meghnagi’s radiant voice and exquisite singing” Ha’aretz

S. Haddad/Stabat Mater, Intonations Festival, Berlin (2016)

“Claire Meghnagi accurately leads this short piece, giving it additional meaning with her very expressive soprano” Der Tagesspiegel

Handel – Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Cleopatra) / Estonian National Opera@ Tallin-TLV Festival (2016)

“Claire Meghnagi’s wonderful Cleopatra, who most of all dazzled… with her humor, charisma, sex appeal and outstanding musicality and vocal production.” Music4awhile

“Extraordinary Israeli soloists Claire Meghnagi and Yaniv d’Or… demonstrated refined baroque style ” Ha’aretz

Poulenc – Les mamelles de Tirésias (Thérèse/Tirésias, 2015)

“In the title role of Thérèse/Tirésias, perfect opera artist Claire Meghnagi… exceptionally prominent as a top singer belonging to highest level” Ha’aretz

Barrocade Ensemble – Handel GLORIA & Arias (2014)

“The Gloria was truly dazzling – a remarkable technical display by Claire Meghnagi, demonstrating an astonishing vocal agility and powerful penetrating voice” Ha’aretz

“Claire Meghnagi was most prominent with her dramatic and impressive sound…” Yossi Schiffman, Israeli Radio Kol Israel

The Sparkle of Baroque – Israeli Conservatory Baroque Series (2014)

“It is a great pleasure to listen to Meghnagi, who in recent years gained experience at the world’s most important venues – and brought it here with her poised technique, expressive singing, superb acting skills and lots of humor.” Ha’aretz

Wiener Akademie – The Infernal Comedy tour (2013)

“The greatest moment of perfect combination between music and drama was in Vivaldi’s Aria “Sposa son Disprezzata” where Claire Meghnagi portrayed the murderer’s young mother, and succeeded to illustrate in a heart-breaking way his need of mother’s love. This was a truly moving moment, in which Meghnagi proved us once again what a fantastic singer and actress she is…” Globes

“Ravishing musical performance… Israeli Claire Meghnagi singing the ultimate operatic virtuosity”  Ha’aretz

Bremer Philharmoniker – Schauspielmusik zu Egmont, Marzelline/ Fidelio (2012)

“Perfect beyond doubt was soprano Claire Meghnagi who mastered her songs with an outstanding stunning resonant voice” Bremer Nachrichten