[The background noise in this video is the sound of Rufino Jimenez creating a piece of visual art during the performance of Britten's Les Illuminations.]
"Maggie Finnegan was especially impressive in the central role of the opera, depicting the poet herself (cigarette and martini at the ready) and some characters from the stories; her singing had an admirable tonal purity and textual clarity. "
[As Anne Sexton in Transformations, The Baltimore Sun]
"Azzurina's feisty alter-ego, Arrangiarsia, was the incendiary behind much of the action and the opera's most captivating musical presence. Maggie Finnegan was confident and delightfully spry in the role of Arrangiarsia. Her focused soprano dispatched the impish melodies with precise articulation and, as the driving force behind Azzurina's undoing, her crystal tone took on chillingly derisive overtones."
[Arrangiarsia, The little blue one,, The Boston Examiner]
"She blew the competition completely out of the water"
[Bob shafer, city choir of washington]