Caribbean Life Newspaper - Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Marie-claire's Treasury of Gold (Kingsley Doyle)


Trinidad Guardian - Monday, May 23, 2011

First-Citizens Sponsors SVG Jazz on the Green

"The successful event was attended by the who's who in the Vincentian public and headlined by Tia Fuller, saxophonist, composer, educator and member of the all-female band that toured with R & B star, Beyoncé. Also featured were jazz stars such as jazz vocalist AJ Brown and pianist Dr Kathy Brown both of Jamaica, the Nicholas Brancker Group of Barbados, the operatic Marie Claire of Dominica, and Vincentians very own Impact Jazz Band."


Jamaica Observer - Sunday, April 17 2011 ***Cover of Entertainment Section**

Marie-Claire-fusing Reggae with Opera (Basil Walters)

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.


Jamaica Observer - Saturday, March 12, 2011

Womanbition was a hit (Basil Walters)

 From the island of Dominica, Marie Claire mixed 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.


Jamaica Observer (Daily) -  Thursday, July, 22nd 2010

Page 2, The Style Issue-Lyrical Link (Yasmine Peru)

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.


Antigua Observer - Monday, June 21, 2010

Showers Dampen First 'Love…' Concert (Carol Williams)

"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


Antigua Observer - Saturday, June 19, 2010

Page 1 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. "


Jamaica Gleaner - Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Talent Galore-as high profile 2010 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival climaxed (Noel Thompson)

"Among the artistes who performed between Saturday night into Sunday morning were…Dominican songbirds Nelly Stharre and marie-claire."


New York Times - June 25, 2000

NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: BRONX UP CLOSE -- CITY PEOPLE; A Singer Who Fuses Rap and Opera and Gets Hip-Hopera (David Kirby)

"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."


She Caribbean (Winter Issue 2009)

Opera Fashionista (Mara Manley)

"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."


Antigua Sun - June 27 2009

Marie-Claire Brings' Hip-Hopera' to Russell's

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


The Antigua Observer - June 27 2009

An evening of Opera and Jazz

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


Island Where (March/April 2005)

Soon The World Will Know Her Voice (Casheena Robinson)

"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."


Domnitjen (May-August 2005)

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




Roots FM, Kingston Jamaica

Denise "Isis" Miller Feb./June 2011


BESS FM, Kingston Jamaica

Gary I May 6, 2011, Internet Radio Washington, DC

DJ Solo July 2, 2011


Hot 102, Kingston Jamaica

Richie Burgess July 26, 2009


Kairi FM/DBS/Q95, Roseau Dominica

At least once a month with Brenton Henry/DJ Flip/Stephen Dangleben and DJ Mididan




CVM TV, Jamaica

"College Lifestyle Television" (August 2010)


Reggae Entertainment TV, Jamaica

"Di Show" (August 2010)


SATTV, Dominica (June 2010)

De Conch Shell


CNPTV, Connecticut USA (Jan. 2010)

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Interview


Caribbean Billboard (August 2009)



Color My Bubble Digital Magazine  - April 2017

Dominica Vibes - Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Opera meets Dancehall meets Hip Hop with Marie Claire for Amazura "I-Octane, Jadakiss, Spragga & Friends".


Dominica - Friday, May 13, 2011

An "accomplished" Marie-Claire returns from Jamaica trip


Jamaica Observer - Sunday, April 17, 2011

Marie-Claire-fusing Reggae with Opera


Dominica News Online - Monday, January 3, 2011

DBS's Stephen Dangleben picks Marie-Claire's "Jah Guide (Happy)" as his #1 song for 2010


Stuff Fly People Like - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Malik Yoba x Faith Evans x Ginuwine in Antigua!


The Bajan Reporter - June 2010

Dominican Hip-Hopera Artist marie-claire to Open for Faith Evans in Antigua


Dominica Source - June 2010

Dominican Hip-Hopera Artist marie-claire to Open for Faith Evans in Antigua - Monday, April 18, 2010

Reprint of Jamaica Observer Article


Jahkno - Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Centric and LIAT on board for the Second Year of the Child Concert in Dominica - Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dominican Opera Singer, Marie-Claire To Sing National Anthem At 6Th Annual EME Awards


Jamaica Gleaner - Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Talent Galore-as high profile 2010 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival climaxed.


South Florida Caribbean News - Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Dominican opera singer, marie-claire to sing Jamaica National anthem at 6th Annual EME Awards


Entertainment Vybez - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Marie Claire and Nelly Stharre Share their talents at the 2010 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival


Dominica Central - Saturday, January 30, 2010

Dominica Well Represented at Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2010 - Friday, January 29, 2010

Dominica well-represented at Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2010


The Lime - May 2009

20 Questions Interview


IMAGES Newsletter - November 21, 2008

New York Hip-Hopera Singer to perform at Red Bones


New York Times (David Kirby) - June 25, 2000

NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: BRONX UP CLOSE -- CITY PEOPLE; A Singer Who Fuses Rap and Opera and Gets Hip-Hopera