Claire Meghnagi

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Claire Meghnagi graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv, and continued her studies in Boston and New York. As a winner of numerous prizes and awards, she represented Israel in the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition (2009) with great success. Since 2007 she has been a soloist at the Israeli Opera. In 2011/2012 she made a sensational debut as Cleopatra in Händel’s “Julius Caesar” at the Finnish National Opera, receiving great international acclaim. Claire Meghnagi’s repertoire includes Händel’s Galatea (“Acis and Galatea”), Cleopatra (“Julius Caesar”), Aci (“Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”), Dorinda (“Orlando”), Euridice (Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”), La Musica (Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”), Night/The Plaint (Purcell’s “Fairy Queen”), Mozart’s Susanna (“Le nozze di Figaro”), Despina (“Così fan tutte”), Zerlina (“Don Giovanni”) and Pamina (“Die Zauberflöte”). She also created the role of The Granddaughter in the world premiere of Sheriff’s contemporary opera “And the Rat Laughed” (2005) and covered the role of First Innocent (Birtwistle’s “The Minotaur”) for the Royal Opera House. She has performed in numerous opera houses and festivals, including the Finnish National Opera, Reinsberg Opera Festival (Austria), Opéra Comique and Cite de la Musique (Paris), Théâtre de Caen, and toured North America in Michael Sturminger’s operatic drama “The Infernal Comedy” alongside actor John Malkovich. Claire Meghnagi is also a regular performer of a vast concert repertoire, as well as Lieder and contemporary music.


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