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