The reviews are in:

From 4th graders to grandparents, from critics to repeat presenters, our audiences agree: an evening with Claudia is sure to be the "zenith of the season"; the "auditorium was jammed", to "take off on a magical journey". "No one should miss this opportunity!" Check out the glowing reports from presenters, press and radio, students and teachers, and audiences like you.

John S. Wilson for the New York Times says Claudia Hommel, a singer and actress who performs in both theater and cabaret, brings a sense of theater with her when she goes into cabaret…Miss Hommel's voice can be strong and soaring, and she uses it to excellent dramatic effect in her lusty Spanish and French songs.

Neil Tesser for the Chicago Reader is enchanted. “Claudia Hommel plays the role of chanteuse-boulevardiere to the hilt. Her glassy tone and blithe celebrations of life make her a latter-day female counterpart to Maurice Chevalier, the quintessential French entertainer… And she offers an unspoken guarantee that you'll think you paid for the evening in euros.” More…

North Shore Magazine recommends Claudia for one of their Top Ten Ideas for the Best Party Ever: Claudia has a smooth, rich voice. She is at once sexy and sophisticated, stunning in an Audrey Hepburn sort of way… Her clients— usually those who have caught her act at various venues about town—have invited her to perform at large hotel galas as well as intimate house parties. More…

Ed Vincent for Oak Park Journal
“The sweet voice of Claudia Hommel will make you want to buy chocolates and dance along the Seine, to travel to Paris sooner than you had planned, or to relax in comfort and feel as though you have just returned from France.”

Paul Edson for Detroit Center News: Petite Claudia Hommel was the evocation of every French chanteuse from those painted by Toulouse-Lautrec through Yvette Guilbert and on to Edith Piaf.

Art Hilgart for “Broadway Revisited” on National Public Radio: Those who remember Germaine Montero and Juliette Greco will be rewarded by this recital, as will those who have no memories of those mid-century chanteuses. Paris-born Claudia was raised in America and is now a Chicagoan, fortunate because these performances also feature violin virtuoso Johnny Frigo. Along with accordion and rhythm section they perform a bilingual bi-national program ranging from the serious to the jazzy, with Parisian touches. The lighter numbers are especially felicitous.