Schedule Archive

Oct 16, 2019
New York City, USA
8PM

CONCERT: NYFOS “Lyrics by Shakespeare”

Merkin Concert Hall

Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10036

NYFOS opens its 2019-2020 season by revisiting the very first program it ever presented, in 1988: Lyrics By Shakespeare. This highly popular program, which explores the Bard’s influence on music over the centuries, returned last August in a sold-out performance presented by Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival.
NYFOS brings back two singers who are not only refined vocalists, but also superb actors: mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell and bass Matt Boehler. Both are blessed with a theatrical imagination, and their chemistry with the great actress Kathleen Chalfant and pianist Steven Blier is magical.
This 75-minute evening illuminates Shakespeare’s classic poetry with musical settings by Berlioz, Dankworth, Kabalevsky, Poulenc, Sondheim, and others.
Sep 27, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
7:30PM

CONCERT: National Sawdust Season Opening

National Sawdust

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

National Sawdust launches its fifth season with a nod to their roots as a women-led institution. The concert will feature works by Clara Schumann, Mary Lou Williams, Meredith Monk, Missy Mazzoli, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, and inaugural Hildegard Competition winner Emma O’Halloran, whose piece "CONSTELLATIONS" will be performed by Naomi Louisa O'Connell with the National Sawdust Ensemble.
Jul 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 2019
Galway, Ireland
7PM

OPERA: Least Like The Other

Galway Arts Festival

Black Box Theatre, Dyke Rd, Terryland, Galway

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. Naomi will be joined by a cast of two actors, Stephanie Dufresne and Ronan Leahy, and a chamber ensemble of fourteen musicians in this premiere production, presented by the Galway Arts Festival. Composed by Brian Irvine and directed by Netia Jones, the piece will be conducted by Irish National Opera's artistic director Fergus Sheil.
May 03, 2019
New York, NY
8PM

CONCERT: Elgar’s The Music Makers

Carnegie Hall

881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Naomi joins the Cecelia Chorus of New York at Carnegie Hall for an orchestral concert featuring Elgar's sublime choral piece, The Music Makers.  Also featured on the evening's program are singers Renée Tatum and Amanda Lynn Bottoms; the concert will be conducted by music director Mark Shapiro.
Apr 13, 2018
Apr 03, 05, 07, 14, 2019
Omaha, USA
7:30PM/2PM

OPERA: Les Enfants Terribles

Opera Omaha

1850 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102, USA

Naomi returns to Opera Omaha in the role of Dargelos/Agathe for the Philip Glass dance-opera Les Enfants Terribles, based on the work by Jean Cocteau. This sizzling score will be brought to life by director James Darrah in a site-specific venue during the ONE Festival, and conducted by David Bloom. Cast includes singers Vanessa Becerra, Theo Hoffman and Adrian Kramer.
Mar 30, 31, 2019
Apr 04, 06, 13, 2019
Omaha, NE
3PM/6PM/11AM

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: “Run”

Joslyn Art Museum

2200 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68102

Naomi will perform the world premiere of RUN, a piece written for musical playground, percussion and voice alongside members of the International Contemporary Ensemble this spring. This daring and innovative piece, by composer Ellen Reid and librettist Zachary Drucker, will be presented as part of the Opera Omaha ONE Festival at the Joslyn Art Museum.
Mar 01, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
7:30PM

CONCERT: American Iconoclasts – Gershwin

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Naomi joins the Brooklyn Art Song Society for a concert celebrating the music of George Gershwin, in a rousing program of old favorites and some more unfamiliar songs and duets.  She will be joined by pianist Brent Funderburk and tenor Martin Bakari.  Gershwin's 'Seven Etudes on Song Melodies' and 'Porgy and Bess suite' will also be featured on the program with pianist Spencer Myer and violinist Stanichka Dimitrova.  Glen Roven will present a free pre-concert talk at 7pm.
Feb 21, 22, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

OPERA: Mary Motorhead (world premiere)

National Sawdust

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Naomi will perform the world premiere of one-woman opera MARY MOTORHEAD by upcoming Irish composer Emma O'Halloran in the Next Generation series presented by Beth Morrison Opera Projects.  This monologue-driven drama takes place in the prison cell of a woman convicted for the attempted murder of her husband.
Feb 08, 09, 10, 2019
Columbus, OH

OPERA: The Flood (world premiere)

Opera Columbus

55 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Naomi plays the role of Anna in a new opera THE FLOOD with music by Korine Fujiwara and libretto by Stephen Wadsworth.  The story is based on historical events and concerns a flood that devastated the town of Columbus, Ohio, in 1913.  The opera will be conducted by Steven Osgood and directed by Stephen Wadsworth.
Jan 20, 2019
New York City, USA
8PM

CONCERT: #metoo – Pathways to Healing

DiMenna Center for the Performing Arts

450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018

Naomi will be presented in concert by Sparks & Wiry Cries in a collaborative performance exploring songs related to the recent #metoo movement.
BROWSE BY DATE

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