To achieve great things, two things are needed;
a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein


Oct 21, 2017
Cincinnati, USA

OPERA: Pelléas et Mélisande

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati OH 45202

Following her performance as Mélisande in the Maeterlinck play with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra last year, Naomi returns for the final year of the CSO Pelléas Trilogy as Mélisande in the opera by Debussy. Pelléas et Mélisande will be directed by James Darrah and conducted by Louis Langrée.
Nov 05, 2017
Stanford, CA

RECITAL: Words to Love & Live By

Stanford University Shenson Recital Series

Campbell Recital Hall, 471 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

Naomi returns to the Stanford University Shenson Recital Series with pianist Brent Funderburk for WORDS TO LOVE & LIVE BY, a recital program of "big feelings and little wisdoms that explore the words we use to comfort, heal and teach."

The program includes works by Aaron Copland, Arthur Honegger, Hermann Zilcher, and William Bolcom, among others. Full program details, notes and translations can be read on the RECITALS page.
Nov 19, 2017
East Meadow, Long Island


East Meadow Library

1886 Front St, East Meadow, NY 11554

Dec 14, 2017
New York City, USA

CABARET: The Cheater’s Almanac

Neue Galerie

Museum for German and Austrian Art, 1048 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

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.
Mar 10, 2018
Rahway, NJ

RECITAL: “An Evening of Excellence”

Union County Performing Arts Center

1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065

Naomi will perform a 30 minute program of Irish art songs with pianist Brent Funderburk in an evening featuring musicians from the Concert Artists Guild. Program includes works by composers Havelock Nelson, J.L. Molloy, Granville Bantock and Tom Lehrer.
Mar 19-23, 2018
Peoria, IL


Peoria Symphony

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602

Naomi joins the Peoria Symphony as their artist in residence for a week in March, including recitals, masterclasses, interviews and outreach performances. Naomi will be joined by pianist Brent Funderburk for two recitals, "A Magical Menagerie" and "Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches", which will be recorded for future television broadcast.
Apr 20, 22, 2018
Omaha, USA

OPERA: Medea

Opera Omaha

1850 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102, USA

Naomi returns to Opera Omaha in the role of Neris in Cherubini's MEDEA, a co-production with Wexford Festival Opera, directed by Fiona Shaw.
Apr 28, 2018
Peoria, IL

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

Peoria Symphony

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602

Naomi joins conductor George Stelluto and the Peoria Symphony for Giuseppe Martucci's lush orchestral song cycle "La canzone dei Ricordi", written in 1886 - 1887.

With raw power and focus, O’Connell
made the twisted Lady Macbeth loom large
in the intimate setting of the concert hall.

Boston Classical Review, 2013