|Claire awarded the Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts|
Claire has been honored with the Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts, as outstanding artist of the year 2016. This great award, one of the most important in Israel, recognizes Ms. Meghnagi's many contributions to the performing arts, as well as her accomplishments as a representative of culture for her homeland Israel.
From the Jury's announcement:
"Soprano Claire Meghnagi's singing and performance remain etched in the memory of listeners already after their first hearing, as do her stage presence, her voice exuding beauty, and the way she naturally conveys diverse musical styles, such as traditional Jewish piyutim, baroque operatic arias or contemporary avant-garde music. Meghnagi's emotional authenticity and her spontaneity are captivating, and make her artistry unique.
Meghnagi has established herself today as an acclaimed international opera singer with many accomplishments and achievements of her artistry. Several important newspapers, including the New York Times, the Guardian and the London Times, praised her singing; her performances have taken her to some of the world's most prestigious venues, among them the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Opera House, as well as leading opera houses and concerts halls in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, the United States and Israel; and she was featured as a soloist with the most prestigious ensembles like Les Arts Florissants, The Israel Philharmonic and the Kölner Akademie.
She sang leading roles in operas by Monteverdi, Handel, Verdi, Stravinsky, Massenet and Gounod, amongst her many roles. While performing internationally, she has settled with her family in Israel, where she can be heard in the country's most important concert venues performing baroque and classical repertoire, as well as singing alongside her father, cantor Isacco Meghnagi, the traditional sacred music of the Jewish community of Libya.
For all this the Jury committee has decided to award Claire Meghnagi the Rosenblum Prize for the Performing Arts, as outstanding artist of the year 2016."
Photo: Maxim Reider
"Claire Meghnagi as Cleopatra was suave, seductive, vampish and genuinely sentimental. Her bright soprano scintillated and sparkled."