Nanette McGuinness, Soprano

"A voice to savor"

"dynamic"

"passionate"

"radiant"

"compelling"

"glorious"

Nanette McGuinness has been hailed in the press for her "creamy golden tone" and "glorious soprano." With a repertory ranging from 1600 to the present, she has performed operas, concerts, and recitals in eleven languages on two continents with over 25 operatic roles, including Freia, Countess Almaviva, Mimì, Desdemona, Cleopatra, Micaela, First Lady, Musetta, Anna, Fiordiligi, and Lauretta, and in concert in Mozart's Vesperae Solennes, Mahler's Fourth Symphony, Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Vivaldi's Gloria, orchestral melodies by Duparc, Berlioz, and Ravel, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Faure's Requieum, and Handel's Solomon and Messiah.

NEXT PERFORMANCE: "56x54: But Wait! There's More!" with Ensemble for These Times on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for New Music, 55 Taylor St., SF.

LATEST RECORDING:  "The Hungarians: From Rozsa to Justus," with Ensemble for These Times (Centaur CRC 3660), released April 6, 2018, won a Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards.

Her previous recording with Ensemble for These Times, Surviving: Women's Words, was released April 8, 2016 on Centaur Records (CRC 3490) and won a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards. "Surviving: Women's Words," has been described by Lesley Mitchell-Clarke at The Whole Note" as "deeply moving," "well-conceived," "superb," "relevant" and "brilliant" (read more) and by Stephen Smoliar at Examiner.com as "four passionate meditations on the Holocaust experience, delivered through a unique and highly compelling pair of voices, both that of composer and singer" (read more).   

 Fabulous Femmes, her CD with the Athena Trio of music by women composers, features works by Clara Schumann, Louise Talma, and Germaine Tailleferre and premiere recordings of cycles by Louise Talma, Libby Larsen, & Margaret Garwood. Chambermusic Magazine wrote, "...perfect for the song recital lover."

Photo credits: All photos on this web site except those in the photo gallery, are by Russ Fischella.

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