"A natural in the recital format, winning over the audience with her rich, silvery voice and charming stage presence." - The New York Times
'Naomi Louisa O’Connell does a spectacular Lady Macbeth, hurling it virtually through gritted teeth as Callas torments her.' - The Times. Terrence McNally's Master Class, 2012 West End production.
"Coloratura to the gills, O’Connell is, inescapably, the big hit of this production." - Roderic Dunnett, The Arts Desk. Offenbach's Vert-Vert at Garsington Opera, 2014.
"Naomi Louisa O’Connell develops compellingly from the first play as her feisty, resourceful Rosine becomes the elegant, subdued, self-doubting Countess." - The Star-Ledger. The Figaro Plays at McCarter Theatre, 2014.
“Naomi Louisa O’Connell was marvellous in the trouser role of Cherubino, sparkling with her glorious arias . . . ” - The Art Scene in Wales. The Marriage of Figaro at Welsh National Opera, 2016.
Juilliard Gala 2016
Naomi performed with the Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Alan Gilbert, in their annual gala at Lincoln Center on April 25th in a performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph by Rosalie O’Connor.
MET Museum Recital: A Bird in a Gilded Cage
The Met Museum will release Naomi’s “A Bird in a Gilded Cage” recital for streaming in the coming months. Performed with pianist Daniel Fung, this program was featured on the Met Museum’s Schastey Steinway series and includes works by Offenbach, Lehár, Oscar Straus, Albert von Tilzer, Irving Berlin & more.
Check back for more details and upcoming recital dates soon!
Cherubino & Serafin at Welsh National Opera
Catch Naomi on tour with Welsh National Opera in their Figaro Forever trilogy! Playing Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and Serafin in Figaro Gets a Divorce, Naomi’s performances have been hailed by critics as “sparkling”, “beautifully sung” and “cheekily bouncing off the other characters with light-hearted wit and charm.”
Check out the REVIEWS page for more and watch the production trailers below!
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)
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.
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!
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"...