Emma O’Halloran wins Beth Morrison Projects NextGen Commission Award

Naomi premiered a piece entitled MARY MOTORHEAD by Irish composer Emma O’Halloron with Beth Morrison Opera Projects at National Sawdust this February. MARY MOTORHEAD is a one-act, one-woman opera about a woman in Dublin’s Mountjoy prison. The piece employs the use of a chamber ensemble and live electronics and may be heard by following the link below. Emma O’Halloran was announced as the winner of the inaugural BMP Next Generation commission for a full-length evening work, to be presented and toured by Beth Morrison Projects next year.

Click here to watch Mary Motorhead (begin at 1 hr 23 m)

Photographer credit: Megan Nielson

Wall Street Journal reviews THE FLOOD world premiere

“The fine cast included Naomi Louisa O’Connell, who excelled in Anna’s two passionate, halluncinatory arias.” – Wall Street Journal, Feb 11th 2019

Pictured as Anna in the Opera Columbus/ProMusica Chamber Orchestra commission of THE FLOOD, with music by Korine Fujiwara and libretto by Stephen Wadsworth.

Photographer credit: Terry Gilliam

Two weeks left to see A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Catch the last two weeks of A Child’s Christmas in Wales at the Irish Repertory Theatre, in which Naomi’s performance has been hailed as “ravishing” and “a real delight”. The New York Theatre Guide has commended her “creamy soprano voice that moves easily through operatic color to musical theater sound”. TRAILER HERE:

This off-Broadway production has been highly recommended by the Wall Street Journal and is selling out quickly: TICKET LINK HERE.


Joslyn Art Museum
Mar 2019, Apr 2019


Mar 30, 31, 2019
Apr 04, 06, 13, 2019
Omaha, NE
Opera Omaha
Apr 2018, Apr 2019

OPERA: Les Enfants Terribles

Apr 03, 05, 07, 2018
Apr 14, 2019
Omaha, USA
Carnegie Hall
May 2019

CONCERT: Elgar’s The Music Makers

May 03, 2019
New York, NY



Placet futile – Ravel (Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé) 3:51


Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss auf Liebe eingestellt - Friedrich Hollaender. With Brent Funderburk, piano. PBS recital broadcast, Peoria IL, 2018.

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

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 actor/singer Naomi Louisa O’Connell made her critically acclaimed stage debut opposite Tyne Daly on London’s West End in Terrence McNally’s play Master Class, produced by Sonia Friedman at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2012. 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