MAGGIE FINNEGAN

MAGGIE FINNEGAN


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Hailed by Opera News for her “clear, poised and defiant soprano” and the Washington Post for her “silvery, pitch-perfect voice,” Maggie Finnegan’s versatile repertoire spans from medieval to contemporary. Ms. Finnegan was announced as one of the S&R Foundation 2017 Washington Award winners and First Place winner and Audience Favorite in the Washington International Competition for Voice affording her a debut at the Kennedy Center. 


Recent and upcoming:
This past season she premiered White Snake Projects's PermaDeath, A Video Game Opera, returned to Opera Parallele for The Little Prince, made her Belgian operatic debut in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, performed a duo recital with Stephanie Blythe; made her debut with the Portland Bach Experience; and, Boston Baroque in L’incoronazion di Poppea as Damigella. This spring she made her Netherlands debut in the reprise of Odysseus’ Women + Anais Nin at the Andriessen Festival, Muziekbegouw. Ms. Finnegan was featured at National Sawdust in A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears by composer Julia Adolphe and returns to Boston Baroque in Vivaldi motets this December.


Premieres with the Center for Contemporary Opera in Louis Andriessen's Odysseus' Women/Anais Nin (Nausicaa), Vital Opera in Unfinished: An Opera, The American Chamber Opera Company's Lisa's Room: A Dream Opera (Lisa), the {Re}Happening Festival in Jacob TV's Van Grote en Kleine Vogels and Drexel University’s ExCITe Center in Lembit Beecher's Sophia's Forest. She was a featured soloist in the revival of the play Extraordinary Measures, in which she worked with Tony award winning playwright/activist Eve Ensler. Her solo concert appearances include performances with the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival in South Korea, the Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series, the Halcyon Stage, the Avanti Orchestra, the New Dominion Chorale, Handel & Haydn Society, The City Choir of Washington, the Capital Fringe Chamber Music Series, Beth Morrison Projects with Contemporaneous and the LA-based performance art group My Barbarian. She is a core member of the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble The Broken Consort. 

MAGGIE FINNEGAN


 - S O P R A N O -


Hailed by Opera News for her “clear, poised and defiant soprano” and the Washington Post for her “silvery, pitch-perfect voice,” Maggie Finnegan’s versatile repertoire spans from medieval to contemporary. Ms. Finnegan was announced as one of the S&R Foundation 2017 Washington Award winners and First Place winner and Audience Favorite in the Washington International Competition for Voice affording her a debut at the Kennedy Center. 


Recent and upcoming:
This past season she premiered White Snake Projects's PermaDeath, A Video Game Opera, returned to Opera Parallele for The Little Prince, made her Belgian operatic debut in L’Enfant et les Sortileges, performed a duo recital with Stephanie Blythe; made her debut with the Portland Bach Experience; and, Boston Baroque in L’incoronazion di Poppea as Damigella. This spring she made her Netherlands debut in the reprise of Odysseus’ Women + Anais Nin at the Andriessen Festival, Muziekbegouw. Ms. Finnegan was featured at National Sawdust in A Barrel of Laughs, A Vale of Tears by composer Julia Adolphe and returns to Boston Baroque in Vivaldi motets this December.


Premieres with the Center for Contemporary Opera in Louis Andriessen's Odysseus' Women/Anais Nin (Nausicaa), Vital Opera in Unfinished: An Opera, The American Chamber Opera Company's Lisa's Room: A Dream Opera (Lisa), the {Re}Happening Festival in Jacob TV's Van Grote en Kleine Vogels and Drexel University’s ExCITe Center in Lembit Beecher's Sophia's Forest. She was a featured soloist in the revival of the play Extraordinary Measures, in which she worked with Tony award winning playwright/activist Eve Ensler. Her solo concert appearances include performances with the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival in South Korea, the Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series, the Halcyon Stage, the Avanti Orchestra, the New Dominion Chorale, Handel & Haydn Society, The City Choir of Washington, the Capital Fringe Chamber Music Series, Beth Morrison Projects with Contemporaneous and the LA-based performance art group My Barbarian. She is a core member of the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble The Broken Consort. 

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Specializing in new opera, Maggie Finnegan created the role of Arrangiarsia in the world première 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.

Specializing in new opera, Maggie Finnegan created the role of Arrangiarsia in the world première 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.

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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 worked as soloist with the LA-based performance art group My Barbarian and has appeared with The Lorelei Ensemble and Musica Sacra.

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 worked as soloist with the LA-based performance art group My Barbarian and has appeared with The Lorelei Ensemble and Musica Sacra.

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Ms. Finnegan earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory.

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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More on Maggie Finnegan at: www.maggiefinnegansoprano.com


Reviews


"As Sonny, Maggie Finnegan sang with a soft but nimble coloratura that floated effortlessly in her plaintive cry in the final scene, where she sacrifices her life to save Apollo. Finnegan’s acting made Sonny an especially sympathetic figure as she struggled with her disease and over the fear of losing her friend."

-- Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review, White Snake Projects/PermaDeath


         "Remarkable soprano Maggie Finnegan managed to execute unusual vocal techniques and immaculate diction in a silvery, pitch-perfect voice." -- Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

More on Maggie Finnegan at: www.maggiefinnegansoprano.com


Reviews


"As Sonny, Maggie Finnegan sang with a soft but nimble coloratura that floated effortlessly in her plaintive cry in the final scene, where she sacrifices her life to save Apollo. Finnegan’s acting made Sonny an especially sympathetic figure as she struggled with her disease and over the fear of losing her friend."

-- Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review, White Snake Projects/PermaDeath


         "Remarkable soprano Maggie Finnegan managed to execute unusual vocal techniques and immaculate diction in a silvery, pitch-perfect voice." -- Anne Midgette, The Washington Post

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