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marie-claire / Press

“marie-claire from the nature island”

“marie-claire Talks Hip-Hopera, Overcoming Abuse, and Making Music to Live By”

“marie-claire is chasing rainbows”

“Dominican singer Marie Claire, started her set with an aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni, then moved, in a lower key - and more euphoniously - to the standard My Funny Valentine”

“From the Caribbean's nature isle — Dominica — comes soprano marie-claire. The Italian-trained classical singer is in Jamaica working on what, from all appearances, is destined to be a groundbreaking musical project. ”

“From the island of Dominica, marie-claire mixes opera with reggae on the 1962 El Tempos' classic "Dreamland" made popular by Bunny Wailer. It was an enthralling performance from the artiste, who is in the island for a recording project being produced by Bob Andy.”

““As a woman with a strong identity and a unique sense of fashion, MARIE-CLAIRE GIRAUD has set herself apart from what one would appreciate as a typical opera singer.” “she has successfully made a name for herself throughout the Caribbean and beyond.” ”

Mara Ettienne-Manely - SHE Caribbean Magazine

“Dominican Reggae-opera singer Marie-Claire, who styled in a rasta-inspired asymmetrical tee and white leggings ‘held the order’, dare we suggest, with celebrated musician Steve Golding.”

Yasmine Peru (Style Editor) - Jamaica Observer

““Dominican-born singer marie-claire, whose music is described as hip-hopera, received whistles and cheers from the appreciative audience as the artiste, who grew up in Bronx, New York, put her own twist to popular songs.” Performance photo caption:”Hip-hopera singer Marie-Claire ”

Carol Williams - Antigua Observer

“Caption: North American R& B singer Faith Evans (left) and Hip Opera specialist Marie-Claire, who flew in yesterday, pose for a photo in the VIP lounge at the airport. The two are part of the line-up for tonight’s Love Is All We Need concert at the Sugar Ridge Hotel. “”

Antigua Observer

““On Sunday evening, the ambient Russell’s will come alive with the soulful sounds of Dominican born jazz artiste Marie-Claire.””

Antigua Sun

““Do not miss this one of a kind singer mixing her operatic vocals within jazz standards we all know and love.””

Antigua Observer

““Her passion is perfecting the art of seamlessly blending Opera and Hip-Hop in the sensational new genre Hip-Hopera….. “In a world where black women are stereotyped as Gospel, Rap or Rhythm and Blues artist, she is breaking the mold by giving Opera a black voice.””

Casheena Robinson - Island Where Magazine

““Marie-Claire is youthful, focused on her musical career and very easy to reach out to…””

Giselle Laurent - Domnitjen Magazine

““One might consider the musical pairing of, say, Antonio Vivaldi of Italy and the Wu-Tang Clan of Staten Island to be one wacky idea. But Marie-Claire Giraud, a classically trained singer raised in the Bronx, begs to differ. The 28-year-old mezzo-soprano, who can belt out a perfect French aria at the drop of a chapeau, is trying to introduce a brand-new musical style, an unlikely fusion of rap and opera that she calls hip-hopera.””