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

Leonard Bernstein


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