[PermaDeath: A Video Game Opera]

I joined Dan Visconti and Cerise Jacobs’ PermaDeath: A Video Game Opera two days before the first rehearsal when the lead soprano had to drop out and from that moment on, it’s been a non-stop wild ride! Check out our promo video and if you’re in Boston, come see the show at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on September 27-19th at 8pm.

[THE REVIEWS]

[Boston Classical Review]

“As Sonny, Maggie Finnegan sang with a soft but nimble coloratura that floated effortlessly in her plaintive cry in the final scene, where she sacrifices her life to save Apollo. Finnegan’s acting made Sonny an especially sympathetic figure as she struggled with her disease and over the fear of losing her friend.”

[The Boston Globe]

“The wheelchair-bound Sonny [was] sung with crisp excellence by soprano Maggie Finnegan”

[Boston Music Intelligencer]

“Maggie Finnegan (Sonny) [had a] delicate, yet expressive soprano, precisely tempered in its upper ranges.”

Final Dress photos by Kathy Wittman

iPhone video footage from the final dress rehearsal by composer Dan Visconti

Shooting on a green screen / Rehearsal on stage at the Cutler Majestic Theatre

 The view from the stage of the Cutler Majestic Theatre in downtown Boston.

The view from the stage of the Cutler Majestic Theatre in downtown Boston.

[Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar]

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I am currently a singing Fellow at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar working on contemporary American art song in Potsdam, NY. I am spending the week singing and working with Stephanie Blythe, Alan Smith, composer Juliana Hall and 8 other fellows. Here is a video of my portion of the first master class with pianist Tatiana Lokhina. You can view the performances and master classes on the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar Facebook page. 

[Calliope's Call]

This weekend we had a fantastic American art song recital with Calliope's Call! I was privileged to perform Late Summer by Tom Cipullo, along with a song from Juliana Hall's cycle Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush.  Getting to perform incredible music like this with such world class musicians is one of the great joys of my life, and having the composers present sent me absolutely over the moon! Congrats to everyone involved! 

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[Handel and Haydn Society Solo Debut]

I'm thrilled to be making my solo debut with the Handel and Haydn Society at Jordan Hall tonight! My week got a lot more exciting when I was called in last minute to fill in for a sick soprano, and I've spent the last two days living and breathing this beautiful repertoire. Huge thanks to Scott Allen Jarrett and to all the amazing musicians at H+H who have made this such a loving and wonderful experience. In addition to the motets and chorus parts, I'll be singing two arias from Bach's Cantatas 36 and 147. 

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