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, played by Naomi Louisa O’Connell, is a key figure, and O’Connell handled the balancing act — both dramatic and vocal — expertly.” – Post and Courier, May 28, 2017

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Naomi Louisa O’Connell was the outstanding
mezzo-soprano, her voice cool,
precisely controlled, and perfect for this music.

The Boston Globe, 2012