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Netanya Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra – Matthäus-Passion (2012)

“Her Musical expression and delivery were genuinely touching, her singing personal, warm and heart-rending. We were lucky to receive a bonus: Mendelssohn’s version gave the beautiful “Erbarme Dich” to his soprano, and so we received Meghnagi in a magnificent performance that received enthusiastic applause in the middle of the concert. This is perhaps not very customary, but felt completely right. Another highlight was the heart breaking aria “Aus Liebe”, which was in my opinion, this concert emotional peak.” Globes

“Loud, enthusiastic applause and ovations to the singer, soprano Claire Meghnagi, filled the hall. The Israeli singer, much in demand in Israel and abroad, was at her best. Beautiful clean voice full of emotion and nuance, poised while expressing the words through music…” Yediot Achronot

New Israeli Opera – Orfeo ed Euridice (Euridice, 2012)

“Claire Meghnagi as Euridice, has a beautiful soprano that sounded especially rich and expressive in her duet with Orfeo” Opera News

“Meghnagi sets a league of her own. It is difficult to describe in words the beauty and quality of her voice, enough to say that even her most simple recitative gets volume and presence without comprehension” Tav-et.com

“Wonderful Euridice… Claire Meghnagi makes a strong character, demanding Orfeo’s love and attention – thus emphasizing even more his fear and hesitancy… Meghnagi is genuine and true moving singer” Ha’aretz

Finnish National Opera – Giulio Cesarea in Egitto (Cleopatra, 2012)

“Superb… the concluding duet was as perfect as anything that had been heard earlier… a beautiful voice, with enough power to carry even in a rather large hall, and her coloratura technique is fabulousIsraeli soprano Claire Meghnagi, is a marvelous actress as well.” Seen and Heard International

“Claire Meghanagi dazzled and cunning, sexually self-assured of Cleopatra… spontaneity, expressiveness, and relaxation combined with an ideal flexible voice and polished, heartbreaking interpretation…”Amfiom Finland

“Claire Meghnagi as Cleopatra was suave, seductive, vampish and genuinely sentimental. Her bright soprano scintillated and sparkled.”Uutispäivä Demari

“Magnificent… Claire Meghnagi is a colourful Cleopatra, a mixture of classical beauty and Noomi Rapace. Her vocal performance lovely, lyrical and free as required.” Hufvudstadsbladet

“Claire Meghnagi’s soprano shone brightly and fashioned beautiful phrases in her slow aria Se PietaKirkko&Kaupunki Finland

“Israeli soprano Claire Meghnagi has a lovely, scintillating and sensual voice and a playfully feminine presence” Helsingin Sanomat

“Italian-Israeli Claire Meghnagi made ​​top performance in the role of Cleopatra” Hienostelua Finland

“Claire Meghnagi superbly conveyed the transition of Cleopatra from sex bombshell to mistress. She sang with flirty brilliance but also had her melancholic moments.” Etelä-Suomen Sanomat

“The most entrancing vision ever seen on the FNO stage… A large part of the enchantment is of course due to Claire Meghnagi, who was stunningly wonderful as Cleopatra” Länsi-Savo

“Claire Meghnagi has a crystal-clear soprano that effortlessly traced the ornamentation in her slow and fast arias” Salon Seudun Sanomat

Israel Chamber Orchestra – Die Schöpfung (Gabriel/Eva, 2012)

“Ihr Reizender Gesang… Claire Meghnagi was way ahead of her peers – a fine example of absolute professionalism… there are not enough words to describe her performance. In short: Complete Perfection! If heaven exists, this is how the angels would sound like – pure gleaming voice, crystal clear, glowing as a diamond, supported by remarkable singing technique. I mean not only her excellent designed coloraturas, but also – and mostly – her focused vocal production. Her voice penetrates the space as a laser beam, without changing its beautiful color even in the highest register. On the contrary, her voice remains soft and round in all register ranges… the sky is the limit” tav-et.com

“Soprano Claire Meghnagi… beautiful steady voice, effortless sound, clear diction and deep spiritual interpretation. What else can we ask for?” Yediot Acharonot

Burgarena Reinsberg – 10 Years Gala Concert (2011)

“Claire Meghnagi shone brilliantly numerous times on stage” NÖN – Niederösterreichische Nachrichten

Eilat Chamber Music Festival – The Venetian Masque (2011)

“Best of all, the Jewish festival of Purim was marked by an unusual celebration – a Venetian masque. A loose yet lovely narrative structure based around different kinds of love traversed traditional Venetian songs and works… a spirit of off-kilter fun pervaded the show, with humor… soprano Claire Meghnagi (dark, focused tone) found repose, languor, and reflection aplenty… top honours… to Avi Avital’s supple, thrusting mandolin-playing…” Gramophone UK

Wiener Akademie – Handel Messiah at Vienna’s Musikverein (2010)

“Claire Meghnagi is an Excellent Soprano” Heinz Sichrovsky, News, Austria

Wiener Akademie – Handel Acis and Galatea (Galatea, 2010)

“Claire Meghnagi as Galatea and James Oxley as Acis seem pleasantly in command – both are musically flawless, stylistically confident and at the same time brilliant as actors.” Kronen Zeitung, Austria

“The orchestra is fine-tuned and the ensemble is grandiose, first and foremost Claire Meghnagi as an enchanting Galatea” NÖN – Niederösterreichische Nachrichten

Retrospect Ensemble – Purcell Fairy Queen Wigmore Hall (2010)

“Claire Meghnagi, blessed with the gorgeous dawn aria, sounded especially bright and sure” Music OMH, UK

Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra – Handel Alexander’s Feast (2009)

“…last night’s star, the enchanting soprano Claire Meghnagi… brilliant cast in every way – one of Israel’s best baroque singers; she performes quite a lot abroad in recent years as well. Among others, she collaborated with the legendary William Christie, and the experience and ripeness she gained were well shown last night. Her singing was pure, refined, and full of elegance and expression, leading her audience into tears in several points. After her arias I was really upset that the frozen format of modern concert prevented us from bursting in applause and demand she sings them again. Such applause were totally in place” Globes

“A delightful experience – as expected, to a large extent thanks to the radiant performance of soprano Claire Meghnagi…” Haaretz

“Soprano Claire Meghnagi’s performance was outstanding. Her gorgeous, pearly voice is consistent in all registers, she weaves emotional meaning into melodic lines, gliding easily and leaning comfortably into ornaments. The audience was moved by the brilliance, the beauty and the poignancy of her performance” concertcritique.com