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Stellar reviews for “Least Like The Other” world premiere

August 05, 2019
“The opera’s only singing part was played by Naomi Louisa O’Connell, whose performance in the role was nothing short of breathtaking… She is a phenomenally versatile, intelligent actress, with the ability to inhabit any role she plays with equal commitment and skill” -OperaWire “This triumph of a production has compassion at its core, and a...
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Naomi stars in world premiere LEAST LIKE THE OTHER with Irish National Opera

May 20, 2019
Naomi returns to Ireland for the world premiere of LEAST LIKE THE OTHER, an explosive and thought–provoking work of experimental music theatre, tracing the fragmented events of the life of Rosemary Kennedy. She will be joined by a cast of two actors, Stephanie Dufresne and Ronan Leahy, and a chamber ensemble of fourteen musicians in...
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid’s RUN delights audiences

May 20, 2019
In RUN, a short operatic scene performed in a hybrid jungle gym/sound sculpture designed by Ellen Reid, ICE percussionists Ross Karre and Clara Warnaar teamed with mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, with the former playing on swings, slides, and chains as the latter intoned chant-like melodies through a length of metal pipe. More to do with...
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Les Enfants Terribles production captivates Omaha’s ONE Festival audiences

April 10, 2019
Naomi Louisa O’Connell epitomized this [gender] fluidity in her performance as Dargelos and Agathe. The mezzo soprano’s vocal tone was dark enough to pull off both the female and male roles, and she was serving serious, androgynous Miranda from Sex and the City vibes with her red hair and power stance. O’Connell played Dargelos with...
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Emma O’Halloran wins Beth Morrison Projects NextGen Commission Award

February 25, 2019
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...
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Wall Street Journal reviews THE FLOOD world premiere

February 25, 2019
“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
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Two weeks left to see A Child’s Christmas in Wales

December 17, 2018
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: https://youtu.be/arh6Ig2vzHc This off-Broadway...
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Naomi debuts with The Irish Repertory Theatre in ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’

November 10, 2018
Naomi makes her Off-Broadway debut this season with the Irish Repertory Theater in their iconic production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a musical celebration of the iconic Dylan Thomas story. Previews open on November 28th, and the show will run until December 30th. Tickets are now on sale on the Irish Repertory Theatre website.
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Naomi featured in WQXR’s “40 under 40 Superb Young Opera Singers”

October 08, 2018
Naomi was recently featured in WQXR’s ’40 under 40 Superb Young Opera Singers’ listing for 2018/19, where she has been hailed as “a very engaging and charismatic singer, acclaimed for her sensitivity to the meaning and sounds of words and how they connect to music.” https://www.wqxr.org/story/40-under-40-new-generation-superb-opera-singers/
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Naomi is New York Festival of Song’s Artist of the Month

August 13, 2018
Naomi has been featured as the New York Festival of Song’s Artist of the Month for August 2018.  Read about her preparation process, favorite artists, and how friendly New Yorkers really are, as she prepares for her Mostly Mozart Festival debut on August 8th. Read the full interview here:  NYFOS Artist of the Month What is special about...
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