Maggie Finnegan

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PermaDeath—Boston 2018

Hailed by the Washington Post for her “silvery, pitch-perfect voice” and by Opera News for her “noteworthy acting prowess,” Maggie Finnegan is a versatile soprano, singing repertoire spanning from medieval to contemporary. Awards include the S&R Foundation’s 2017 Washington Award, First Place in the Washington International Competition for Voice and second place in The American Prize for Women in Opera. Specializing in new music, she has sung premieres with the {Re}Happening Festival, the Juventas New Music Ensemble, The American Chamber Opera Company,Vital Opera, composer Lembit Beecher and the Center for Contemporary Opera. Career highlights include The Sound of Music with Paper Mill Playhouse, The Metropolitan Opera Guild’s School Touring Program, and performing as a soloist in the revival of the play Extraordinary Measures, in which she worked with Tony award-winning playwright/activist Eve Ensler.

An avid concert performer and recitalist, Maggie made her international concert debut last season at the PyeongChang Winter Music Festival in South Korea. Recent concert appearances include performances with Beth Morrison Projects, the Avanti Orchestra, the Capital Fringe Festival Chamber Series, The New Dominion Chorale, the City Choir of Washington, Boston Lyric Opera Signature Series, the Handel and Haydn Society and the Halcyon Stage. She is a core member of the critically acclaimed chamber ensemble The Broken Consort. This Spring The Broken Consort presented the world premiere of Movement 12 from Maggie’s new work Reassemble With Care, a composed and devised song cycle for amplified soprano and chamber ensemble.

This season includes Maggie’s European Operatic debut in L’Enfant et les Sortileges with the Belgian National Orchestra, her German and Dutch debuts in Louis Andriessien’s Odysseus’ Women / Anais Nin, her Boston Baroque debut, the world premiere of PermaDeath: A Video Game Opera and a duo recital with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe.

Maggie earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, her Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory and honed her opera improvisation skills at the Opera Works Advanced Artist Program in Los Angeles. She currently splits her time between New York City and Boston, where she shares a home with her partner and three step-kids.