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

May 31, 2017
“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,...
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QUIZ: Which FIGARO character are you?

December 14, 2015
Take the quiz below to find out what character you most resemble from the new opera Figaro Gets A Divorce, opening February 21st at Welsh National Opera!
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L’incoronazione di Poppea at Oper Frankfurt

January 30, 2015
Naomi O’Connell with an effortless, appealing voice is a Poppea cunningly groomed as an object of male and narcissistic desire. Naomi O’Connell mit leicht ansprechender Stimme eine raffiniert zum Objekt männlicher wie narzisstischer Begierde präparierte Poppea.   The Irish mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell as Poppea joins Oper Frankfurt for the first time in a role...
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Cherubino calling…

January 28, 2015
Naomi will join Atlanta Opera this April and Welsh National Opera next season in the role of Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.   Atlanta Opera’s production, originally produced at the Banff Festival, will be conducted by Arthur Fagen and directed by Tara Faircloth.  Fellow Juilliard alum Lauren Snouffer will be singing the role...
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Archie & The Lismorahaun Singers

February 12, 2014
There are some people you meet in life who have a light shining inside them and cannot help but bring joy to all those they encounter. Archie is one of those rare and wonderful people. He taught me kindness, open-hearted singing, how to breathe, and to live in the moment...
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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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A conversation with….CHRIS BERG.

September 30, 2013
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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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