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