LESSONS IN LOVE
Four Songs (Op. 12) – Hermann Zilcher
GOING TO HEAVEN
Selections from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson – Aaron Copland
Selections from Cabaret Songs – William Bolcom
How do we anchor ourselves from day to day? How do we learn to grow up? How do we carry on after someone close to us has passed away? I look on this recital as a self-help book of song – words and music that can comfort, heal and teach.”
Hailed by The New York Times as a “radiant mezzo-soprano,” Irish singer Naomi O’Connell made her West End debut in London starring in Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning play Master Class opposite Tyne Daly in 2012. The Times hailed her performance as “…spectacular,” and The Independent lauded her “…thrilling rendering of an aria from Verdi’s Macbeth.” A gifted musician and natural performer, Ms. O’Connell deftly balances her love of opera with that of art song, musical theatre and popular song with repertoire ranging from Schumann, Strauss and Ravel to Bernstein, Kurt Weill and Randy Newman.
Brought up in County Clare, Ireland, Ms. O’Connell began her vocal studies with Archie Simpson and holds a BA Honors degree from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she studied with singing teacher Mary Brennan. Ms. O’Connell holds a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma in Opera Studies from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Marlena Malas and Dr. Robert White. Her recordings have been broadcasted on WQXR, BBC Three, Bayerischer Rundfunk, RTÉ Television, RTÉ Radio One and Lyric FM.
You are very welcome to join in what is sure to be an exciting evening. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Discounted tickets are available to members of the American Irish Historical Society.
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