December 7-9, 2018 [San Francisco, ca]
I am thrilled to be returning to Opera Parallele in their holiday production of Rachel Portman's The Little Prince!
Stay tuned for more announcements about my upcoming season!
What was I *just* up to?
*US Premiere Alert*
March 31, 2018 3-10pm [Black Mountain college, NC]
Handel and Haydn Society Solo Debut [Jordan Hall]
Soprano soloist in Bach's Cantatas 147 & 36, Scott Allen Jarrett, Conductor
Paola Prestini's Body Maps (2007) for cello, soprano and electronics.
Maggie Finnegan, Soprano & Maureen Kelly, Cello
September 16, 2017 @ 7:30pm [Silver Spring, MD]
Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 with the Avanti Orchestra
Tony Rymer, Cello & Pablo Saelzer, Conductor
Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus
* WORLD PREMIERE ALERT *
Solomon's Queen, First Woman and the Queen of Sheba in Handel's Solomon with the City Choir of Washington and conductor Robert Shafer.
Premiere Performances with Zen Space Studios
Choreographed & Directed by Kristen Mangione
Tenor Byron Singleton, Dichterliebe [Robert Schumann] Soprano Maggie Finnegan, Les Illuminations de Rimbaud [Benjamin Britten]
Pianist: Brian Holman
Dancers: Ryan Albee, Petra Dušková, Kristen Mangione,
Annastasia Mercedes, Lauren Turley
Sets: Rufino Jimenez
Bravo! Brava! Gender, Opera and The Marriage of Figaro
Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series
6:30pm @ The Boston Athenaeum
* INTERNATIONAL DEBUT ALERT *
Soloist with the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival in South Korea.
Please visit my [BLOG] page to share in my adventure!
S&R Foundation's Washington Award Winner!
I am thrilled to be one of five artists who won the S&R Foundation's Washington Award. I will perform and be honored at a gala in Washington DC this coming June and will be awarded $5,000!
Huge thanks to the S&R Foundation, Jeremy Ney and Lembit Beecher.
Performance with the Avanti Orchestra and conductor Pablo Saelzer.
Friday November 18 @ 7:30pm at the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College just outside of Washington DC.
Repertoire: Andrew Hsu's Teasdale Songs/ Manuel De Falla's El Sombrero de Tres Picos/ Bernstein's Glitter and Be Gay.
Featured soloist in the play Extraordinary Measures by Eve Ensler, conducted by Daniela Candillari
Performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale with a "talk back" afterward with Eve Ensler.
November 5, 7:30pm The Main Hall at the Garrison Institute.
In Her Words: Women's Voices in Verse and Song.
Recital Tour with Calliope's Call
October 22, 7:30pm, reception to follow
Old North Church at 35 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA
*US PREMIER ALERT*
Voice 1 in Louis Andriessen's Odysseus' Women with the Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC
October 15 @ National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11249.
SEPTEMBER 10, 2016
A Kidney for Kara: A Benefit Concert * FREE EVENT *
My friend Kara [and mother to my step-kids] desperately needs a Kidney, so I'm doing what I can to help. If you're in the area, please come to my benefit recital and/or consider giving to help her out! [click the link below] This event's aim is to raise awareness of Lupus and Kidney disease as well as raise money to help Kara's kidney donor pay for donation related things like travel, housing and loss of income. Please click on the button below for more information.
Maggie Finnegan [Soprano]
John Kramer [Piano]
6pm on Saturday, September 10th @ the Winchester Unitarian Society @ 478 Main St, Winchester, MA 01890
The Goddess Wept: An Evening of Contemporary American Song
Maggie Finnegan [Soprano]
Hui-Chuan Chen [Piano]
Repertoire includes songs by Lembit Beecher, Juliana Hall, Dominick DiOrio, Lonnie Hevia and William Bolcom.
8pm @ The Trinidad Theater at the Logan Fringe Arts Space in Washington, DC
*world premiere alert*
Soprano 2 in Vital Opera presentation of a workshop of the world premier of Unfinished: An Opera.
"Unfinished [is] a new opera from composer Joshua Groffman and librettist Sarah Heady about the now-defunct Bennett College in Millbrook, NY and an American community in flux."
August 20, 5pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Milbrook, NY
August 21, 3pm at Scorca Hall in The National Opera Center, NYC
JUNE 27- JULY 24, 2016
Opera Works Advanced Artist Program, Los Angeles, CA
Opera Reconstructed Get Trump'd: We're Making Opera Great Again.
July 23, 7:30pm and July 24, 2pm
Cypress Recital Hall in Northridge, CA 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330
JUNE 24 & 25, 2016 * New York Premiere Alert*
Lisa in Lisa's Room: A Dream with The American Chamber Opera Company, NYC
I was thrilled to premier the role of Lisa in the New York City premier of the new opera Lisa's Room: A Dream Opera by Melissa Shiflett.
June 24 & 25, 2016 8pm at The Riverside Church Theater, NYC
June 19, 2016
FIRST PRIZE AND THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD AT THE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR VOICE!
I made my Kennedy Center debut in the finals concert at the Terrace Theater.
In addition to being awarded $10,000 for First Place and $1,000 for the audience choice award, I will perform next season with the Avanti Orchestra. Stay tuned for details!
Judges were Frederica von Stade, William Stone and David Effron.
June 4, 2016
Guest performer at S & R Foundation Gala, Washington DC
Composer Lembit Beecher was honored as the Grand Prize Winner by the S & R Foundation and we performed selections from his song cycle Looking For Spring.
June 3, 2015
Taylor House Recital in Boston, MA @ 7:30pm
THE GODDESS WEPT: A RECITAL OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART SONG
May 4 & 6, 2016
The Broken Consort presents MADE IN AMERICA: A Portrait of American Born Musical Idioms Through the Early 1900s.