NEWS

Reviews for Vivaldi’s “Il Farnace” at Spoleto Festival USA

“Lit by a single bulb hanging in her prison cell, the audience finds Farnace’s sister, Selinda, played with grit and complexity by Naomi Louisa O’Connell.” – Charleston City Paper, May 28, 2017

“Other standout cast members included… mezzo Naomi Louisa O’Connell, a sweetly manipulative Selinda” – Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2017

“Selinda the sister-captive, played by Naomi Louisa O’Connell, is a key figure, and O’Connell handled the balancing act — both dramatic and vocal — expertly.” – Post and Courier, May 28, 2017

Naomi stars in Cole Porter’s Kiss, Me Kate

Naomi plays the title role in Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me, Kate at Opera North, NH, this summer alongside performers George Dvorsky and Jim Walton. The show will be directed by Evan Pappas and conducted by Louis Burkot.

For more information, visit the SCHEDULE page. Performance dates: July 29th, Aug 2nd, 5th, 8th, 10th and 12th.

Catch Naomi in recital this March!

Naomi will perform her highly-acclaimed “Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches” recital at the Pittsburg University in Kansas this March 10th.

In New York City, Naomi will perform in concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall on March 14th for the CAG Alumni Series and on March 17th, she will perform a recital, “Songs for St. Patrick’s Day”, for the Rockefeller University Series at noon. All performances will be with her long-time collaborator, pianist Brent Funderburk.

EVENTS

Opera North
Jul 2017, Aug 2017

MUSICAL: Kiss Me, Kate

Jul 29, 2017
Aug 02, 05, 08, 10, 12, 2017
Lebanon, NH
TICKETS INFO
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Sep 2017

OPERA: Figaro Gets A Divorce

Sep 14, 18, 22, 26, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
TICKETS
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Oct 2017

OPERA: Pelléas et Mélisande

Oct 20, 21, 2017
Cincinnati, USA
INFO

PHOTOS

AUDIO

Placet futile – Ravel (Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé) 3:51
TEXT/TRANSLATION INFO
Make the Man Love Me – Arthur Schwartz 4:17
TEXT/TRANSLATION INFO
The Irish Ballad – Tom Lehrer 2:50
TEXT/TRANSLATION INFO

VIDEOS

And Her Golden Hair Was Hanging Down Her Back - McGlennon/Rosenfeld
Metropolitan Museum Live Arts Series, 2016

Komm, komm, Held meiner Träume - Oscar Straus (Der tapfere Soldat).
With Keun-A Lee, 2013.

Happy those who, placing their delight
In slight things, are never deprived
Of each day’s natural fortune!

– Fernando Pessoa (translated Richard Zenith)

BLOG

A conversation with….CHRIS BERG.

September 30, 2013
Over a cup of coffee at Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side, Naomi chats with composer Chris Berg about his love for poetry, his work and life in New York City. This interview gives us a brief insight into the man behind the compositions.
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Ten Songs to Stop You In Your Tracks

February 11, 2014
Ten songs: all different, all wonderful in their own delicious, wacky way. They never fail to stop me in my tracks when they come on my iPod. Well worth a listen!
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ABOUT NAOMI LOUISA O'CONNELL

Hailed by The New York Times as “radiant,” Irish performer Naomi Louisa O’Connell made her professional stage debut in 2012 starring on London’s West End in Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play Master Class in the role of Sharon Graham, an aspiring young opera singer opposite Tyne Daly who portrayed the legendary Maria Callas. The Times called her performance “…spectacular,” and The Independent lauded her “…thrilling rendering of an aria from Verdi’s Macbeth"...
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In the title role and looking delectable,
Naomi Louisa O’Connell’s creamy tone
and elegant phrasing ravished the ear.

Seen & Heard International, 2012