“Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches” recorded for public broadcast

In March, Naomi will be the artist-in-residence for a series of events in Peoria, Illinois.  Two recitals will be recorded for public television broadcast with her long-time collaborator, pianist Brent Funderburk, including their critically-acclaimed “Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches” recital and a new program for children called “The Magical Menagerie.”


Read more about the “Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches” recital program HERE.

Figaro Gets a Divorce live-streamed on ARTE at Geneva Opera

ARTE will live-stream Figaro Gets A Divorce from Grand Théâtre de Genève on Friday, Sep 22nd at 19:25 Swiss time. Naomi plays the role of Serafin and joins colleagues Alan Oke, Ellie Dehn, Mark Stone, Marie Arnet, David Stout, Andrew Watts & Rhian Lois in this opera conducted by Justin Brown. Written by composer Elena Langer and librettist David Pountney in 2015, the opera will be available to view for another month following the broadcast.


Photograph by Magali Dougados

CHEATER’S ALMANAC Cabaret at Neue Galerie, Dec 14th

On December 14th, Naomi returns to the Neue Galerie for her third year performing in the Café Sabarsky cabaret series with a program entitled “The Cheater’s Almanac” – songs of infidelity, lust and crimes of passion.

Joined by her long-time collaborator, pianist Brent Funderburk, this racy program includes songs by Georg Kreisler, Friedhelm Kändler, Kurt Weill, Tom Lehrer, Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern & more.


Opera Omaha
Apr 2018

OPERA: Medea

Apr 20, 22, 2018
Omaha, USA
Peoria Symphony
Apr 2018

CONCERT: Martucci “La canzone dei Ricordi” Op. 68b

Apr 28, 2018
Peoria, IL
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
May 2018


May 18, 2018
Long Island, NY



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


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.
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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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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