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Composer & Work
Il matrimonio segreto
Hänsel und Gretel
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Full name: Claire Egan
Claire Egan is outstanding. Her voice combines a degree of richness with a glistening, shimmering quality that reveals great nuance in sound, excellent phrasing and some wonderful pianissimos towards the top of her register. Her achievement is made all the greater by the fact that the direction is physically demanding as, for example, she sings part of ‘Sempre libera’ embracing Alfredo as they both lie horizontally on a table."
"Claire Egan, a young New Zealand soprano out of the Cardiff Academy of Voice, is a talented singer we’ll be hearing a good deal more of... Egan has vocal brilliance and a strong stage presence and knows how to move. Not only was her first act aria done with real style and mature control (despite Daisy Evans having her distractingly, and very uncanonically, screwed by Alfredo on the film set during verse two of “Sempre libera”), but she held the empty stage alone in a beautiful account of “Addio del passato” at the start of Act 3. She was also the only lead singer on this first night who handled the small Longborough house with some sense of its intimacy."
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