This news is more personal than professional, but I am just too excited not to share that about a month ago, I welcomed Henry Jones Jr. into my home! He is an adult male ghost motley corn snake and I adopted him from Jabberwock Reptiles in Winchester, MA. Because I’m already totally obsessed with him, you can follow him on his very own instagram account @HenryJonesJrHiss. If you’re an Indiana Jones enthusiast like I am, you may have already connected the dogs, but he is named after the title character who is famously afraid of snakes :) Please follow Henry to keep up with his antics (corn snakes are famously adventurous and sneaky).
I’m thrilled to share my first Opera News review of a lead role. Endless thanks to Daniela Candillari, Dan Visconti, Cerise Jacobs, Nick Netos and the whole Permadeath team!
“As Sonny, soprano Maggie Finnegan had the evening’s most taxing role, both vocally and dramatically… but Finnegan’s clear, poised and defiant soprano executed Visconti’s challenges with panache, winning a good measure of sympathy for her character.”
Last weekend I had the honor to premiere Scott Gendel’s new song cycle Grandma’s Kitchen with pianist Dan Overly. I shared the evening with Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith who premiered Of That So Sweet Imprisonment by Juliana Hall. I was thrilled to have some of my favorite people in the audience, including my amazing mom, my friend Steffanie, my partner Derek and my best friend Rachel. It’s weekends like this that renew my commitment and enthusiasm for the art of Song. I’m going to be glowing from this experience for a long time to come.
I’m thrilled to have my photo featured in an Opera News article entitled “New Kids on the Block” about Beth Morrison Projects and the Next Generation competition at National Sawdust in NYC. I performed excerpts from Waves & Lines by the incomparable Gemma Peacocke.
Photo Credit: Noah Stern Weber
This week I’m making my European Operatic Debut in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges in a co-production between BOZAR and the Belgian National Orchestra. Jorinde Keesmaat directs and Otto Tausk conducts! I perform vocal fireworks as Le Feu, La Princesse and Le Rossignol.
Le Feu & La Princesse
Rehearsal images with costumes by Sabina Kumeling.
I’m so excited to be back in San Francisco singing in Opera Parallele’s production of The Little Prince! I’m playing the role of The Water again, and this year I get to try out a new fancy light-weight parachute skirt!
Join us for shows December 7-9 at the Marine’s Memorial Theater in downtown San Francisco.
My three looks for the show… The Water / The Rose / Ensemble Look
Yesterday stage director Brian Staufenbiel tried out The Water’s new parachute skirt during the San Francisco Girls Chorus warm up session!
I had a fantastic time working with the Opera Parallele Outreach team this week!
San Francisco has some of the most beautiful views! I am so proud to be from here :)