Soprano Maggie Finnegan has been hailed by Opera News for her “clear, poised and defiant soprano” and the Washington Post for her “silvery, pitch-perfect voice." Recent career highlights include Maggie's European Operatic debut in L'Enfant et les Sortilèges with the Belgian National Orchestra, her Dutch debut in Louis Andriessien's Odysseus' Women / Anais Nin, the world premiere of PermaDeath: A Video Game Opera, the title role in the West Coast premiere of Lembit Beecher's Sophia's Forest with Opera Parallèle, the performance and GRAMMY nominated recording of Malcolm X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X with Odyssey Opera and Boston Modern Opera Project, her solo debut with Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Philadelphia in the film of Ana Sokolović’s Svadba, the world premiere of Experiments in Opera's film Everything For Dawn and a duo recital with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe. This Spring she will make her company debut with Brooklyn Art Song Society and Queen of the Night debut with Mass Opera.
My gratitude goes out to Hannah Boissonneault who edits our Masterclass episodes and to Juanitos and Scott Holmes for the music featured in this episode.
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