September 8 & 9, 2017 [Philadelphia, PA]
* WORLD PREMIERE ALERT *
I will be singing the role of Emma and covering Kiera Duffy in the role of Sophia in the world premiere of Lembit Beecher's new opera Sophia's Forest.
Libretto by Hannah Moscovitch and direction by Brian Staufenbiel.
URBN Center Annex at Drexel University
3401 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
September 16, 2017 [Washington, D.C.]
Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras with the Avanti Orchestra, cellist Tony Rymer and conductor Pablo Saelzer.
Stay tuned for more information.
November 2, 2017 @ 7pm [NYC]
November Showcase featuring Paola Prestini's Body Maps (2007) for cello, soprano and electronics.
The Cell Theater, 338 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
December 1, 2, 3, 2017 [San Francisco, CA]
I'm thrilled to make my Opera Parallele debut in Rachel Portman's The Little Prince.
The Cowell Theater 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
What was I *just* up to?
July 28 & 29, 2017 [Portland, OR]
July 13, 2017 @ 8pm [Arlington, VA]
MAY 20, 2017 @ 8pm [NYC]
May 7, 2017 [Washington D.C.]
Solomon's Queen, First Woman and the Queen of Sheba in Handel's Solomon with the City Choir of Washington and conductor Robert Shafer.
Sunday, May 7 @ 7:30pm at the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC
April 28 & 29, 2017 @ 8pm [Hoboken,nj]
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
Mile Square Theatre 1400 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ
April 23, 2017@ 4pm [Alexandria, VA]
April 7, 2017 @ 7:30pm [Boston]
April 1&2 , 2017 [DC/Baltimore]
Solo Recital Tour with Michael Sheppard, Pianist
Saturday April 1, 2017 @ 6:30pm @ 3505 Macomb St. NW Washington, DC.
Sunday April 2, 2017 @ 5:00pm @ 3910 Greenspring Ave, Baltimore, MD.
March 29, 2017 @ 6:30pm [Boston]
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
With pianist Jenny Tang
Night Dances [Juliana Hall]
Anne Sexton Settings [Scott Pender]
The Captured Goddess [Dominick DiOrio]
Many Named Beloved [Lonnie Hevia]
Selections from Looking for Spring [Lembit Beecher]
May 4 & 6, 2016
The Broken Consort presents MADE IN AMERICA: A Portrait of American Born Musical Idioms Through the Early 1900s.
New York City: May 4th, 7:30pm
Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street
Baltimore, MD: May 6th, 7:30pm
St.David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Avenue
March 13, 2016
AMERICA SINGS: Recital at the home of Paul Cassedy in Baltimore, MD
I was thrilled to return to Paul Cassedy's house for a third time with Pianist Michael Sheppard. We presented a program of art song written within my lifetime by American composers. I am honored to know each of these amazing composers personally.
March 3, 4, 5, 6 2016
Amy March in Mark Adamo's Little Women with MetroWest Opera.
Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center Lasell College. 47 Myrtle Ave Newton, MA 02466
I'm joining MetroWest Opera this March to perform the role of Amy March in Little Women. I can't wait to delve into this role. Stay tuned for specific show times!
February 1-7, 2016
The Broken Consort MADE IN AMERICA program. Various venues in Tucson and Phoenix.
Residency presented by Arizona Early Music and Tucson Desert Song Festival
WHAT *ELSE* AM I UP TO?
When I'm not singing or prepping for a concert, I work as at art class model. Check out some of my favorite pieces from classes I posed for...
[Lesley University, Boston, MA 2015]
[East 92nd Street YMCA, NYC 2013]
[Lesley University, Boston, MA 2015]