Hailed by Opera News for her “strong voice and noteworthy acting prowess”, Maggie Finnegan’s versatile repertoire spans genres from medieval to the contemporary. Most recently Ms. Finnegan was announced as one of the S&R 2016 Washington Foundation winners and in addition, First Place and Audience Favorite in the Washington International Competition for Voice affording her a debut at the Kennedy Center.
Recent and Upcoming: Ms. Finnegan’s 2016-17 opera season includes premiers with Vital Opera in Joshua Groffman's Unfinished: An Opera; The American Chamber Opera Company in New York City as Lisa in Lisa's Room: A Dream Opera, Center for Contemporary Opera’s presentation of Louis Andriessen's Odysseus' Women as Anais Nin; and a workshop of Lembit Beecher's new opera, To Hide in a Tree of Sound. This season her solo concert appearances include performances with the Avanti Orchestra, the New Dominion Chorale, The Camerata Singers of Monterey County, The City Choir of Washington and the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival in South Korea. She was featured as a soloist in the revival of the play Extraordinary Measures, in which she worked with Tony award winning playwright/activist Eve Ensler in collaboration with the Music-Theater Group and the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. This season she will perform recitals in Boston, Baltimore, Washington DC and New York City.
Specializing in new opera, Maggie Finnegan created the role of Arrangiarsia in the world premier of Dominick DiOrio's The Little Blue One with the Juventas New Music Ensemble for which she was praised as “the opera's most captivating musical presence.” She made her professional musical theater debut in The Sound of Music with Paper Mill Playhouse and joined the Metropolitan Opera Guild's School Touring Program of The Magic Flute bringing opera to over 2,000 children throughout the New York metro area.
An avid chamber music performer and recitalist, Ms. Finnegan brought her solo contemporary art song recital The Goddess Wept to the inaugural Capital Fringe Festival Chamber Music Series in Washington DC. She is a core member of the critically-acclaimed early and new music ensemble The Broken Consort and is a founding member of the new vocal trio The Broken Sirens. In addition to solo cabaret and recital performances, she has appeared with the LA-based performance art group My Barbarian, The Lorelei Ensemble, Musica Sacra, New York Choral Artists with the New York Philharmonic, and The Collegiate Chorale at Carnegie Hall.
Ms. Finnegan earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory.
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