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

Leonard Bernstein


Dec 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2018
New York, NY

THEATRE: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Irish Repertory Theatre

132 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011

Naomi makes her Off-Broadway debut with the Irish Repertory Theatre in a musical celebration of Dylan Thomas' iconic story "A Child's Christmas in Wales", which features classical and contemporary Christmas music interwoven with charming, nostalgic recollections of a snowy family Christmas.  The performance is directed by Charlotte Moore with musical direction by John Bell. 

Previews begin on November 28th, opening December 3rd with performances until December 30th. Matinee performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Wednesday: 3pm & 8pm
Thursday: 7pm
Friday: 8pm
Saturday: 3pm & 8pm
Sunday: 3pm  
Jan 04, 2019
Detroit, MI
7PM & 8:30PM

CABARET: Looking Back/Moving Forward

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Naomi and Brent return to the Detroit Institute of Arts with a new cabaret entitled "LOOKING BACK/MOVING FORWARD".  Politics, religion, and sex are placed front and center in this topical cabaret that takes a look at the year gone by and what's coming up ahead.  Composers include Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, Melanie, Tom Lehrer, Kurt Weill, and Randy Newman.
Jan 20, 2019
New York City, USA

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.
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.
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.
Mar 01, 2019
Brooklyn, NY

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.
Apr 03, 05, 07, 14, 2019
Omaha, USA

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.
May 03, 2019
New York, NY

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.

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