Back in the recording studio!

December 1st, 2013

After recording her debut CD of art songs by Oded Zehavi, Claire is very excited to be recording her first CD of Handel arias with the Barrocade ensemble and outstanding oboe soloist Shai Kribus. Invited by the renowned early music ensemble, Claire chose some of her favorite Handel heroines, in particular her signature role Cleopatra, as well as Aci (Aci Galatea e Polifemo), Armida (Rinaldo) and Queen of Sheba (Solomon). Recording is made without a conductor, after the custom of the Baroque era.

Claire Meghnagi is a colorful Cleopatra, a mixture of antique beauty and Naomi Rapace. Her vocal contribution is both lyrical beauty and wild when it was needed. For her big aria V'adoro Pupille she was hung 7 meters in the air...

HBL Finland, 21.1.12 (Finnish National Opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Cleopatra))