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Clara Mouriz

  • Mezzo-Soprano

Reviews

Clara Mouriz press reviews

‘Cenerentola’ – Malmo Opera (Translated by Reynaldo Ricart)
Clara Mouriz seduces the audience with her clear pure voice, confident tone and flawless coloratura...
Johan Malmberg /Torgny Nilsson, H.D, 26 September 2009

Her voice is round and gentle and modulates vividly the character she displays. In her voice one can read unmistakably all the signs of humility and uncertainty of a browbeaten human being.
Matti Edén, Expressens nätupplaga, 13 September 2009

The role is sung by Clara Mouriz in a flowing mezzo, appealing and poignant, without equilibristic mannerisms.
Gunilla Brodrej, Expressen, 13 September 2009

In the title role, the captivating Spaniard Clara Mouriz responds very well to the challenges required by Rossini’s virtuoso mezzo-coloratura with its flowing, colourful and richly varied vocal ornamentation.
Jan Håkansson, Hallandsposten.se, 12 September 2009

Clara Mouriz has a lovely mezzo-soprano voice and she is perfect in her role as the shy and forlorn Cinderella who turns into the evening’s princess.
Johnny Mansson, MMMm, 12 September 2009

Mezzo Clara Mouriz makes a good-hearted Cinderella with warmth, intense love and soft coloratura brilliance.
Karin Helander, SvD, 13 September 2009

Clara Mouriz in the title role stands out in particular with a wide emotional timbre from desperate complaints and resignations in the lower register to the outbreaks of ecstatic joy.
Fredrik Fischer, Ystads Allehanda, 14 September 2009

Handel Singing Competition 2008
"...this year's Audience Prize went to the Spanish mezzo-soprano Clara Mouriz. Hers is a classy act: a light, agile mezzo of great charm and elegant intelligence..."
Hilary Finch, The Times, 7 April 2008

Wigmore Hall Recital
"This gifted singer excelled. Moving and musically propping performance...Clara Mouriz's account of 'The Nightingale' was particularly beautiful and made a deep impression."
Musical Opinion, September-October 2007

Wigmore Hall Recital for Kirckman Concert Society
"Her ability to float lines with ease at the top of the vocal range, and treat them not merely as showy extensions, but as fully integrated with the rest of her robust and characterful voice..."

"Mouriz's German diction is clear and adds to the enjoyment of her art…subtlety of reliance upon her voice to express the inner nuances of the words themselves. Exciting times are ahead for this talented musical partnership."
Musical Pointers, July 2007

Händel's Imeneo, Cambridge Handel Opera Group
"Clara Mouriz stole the show as Tirinto, with a wonderful rich voice and a stage manner that bared her emotions and drew the audience in completely."
Early Music Today, June/July 2007

Richard Lewis Prizewinner Recital - Royal Academy of Music
"...her talent is beyond the ordinary......her luxuriantly bronzed vocal timbre...'her sense of involvement and generous personality...makes her as exciting a performer to watch as to hear. That she showed respect to tradition and individuality enough to make the music her own is all that needs be said for her intelligence. I did not hear 'the next Berganza, Horne or Baltsa', but Clara Mouriz – and her artistic ascent is only just beginning." (For full review click here.)
Evan Dickerson, Seen and Heard, Selected for the "Concerts of the Year, 2006"