Nanette McGuinness, Soprano

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OPERATIC ROLES PERFORMED
Freia Das Rheingold
Gaia Gaia Sophia (Ludtke, world premiere)
Micaela Carmen
Mimì La Bohème
Musetta  
Elisa Tolomeo 
Countess Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro
Desdemona Otello
First Lady The Magic Flute
Pamina  
Cleopatra Giulio Cesare (semi- staged)
Foreign Woman The Consul
Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte
Despina  
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi
Nella  
Anna Le Villi
First Wood Nymph Rusalka
Pertelote Chanticleer (Barab)
Nino Semiramide (Cesti)
Mother Amahl & the Night Visitors
Soprano/ Cake Lady Postcard from Morocco
Noah Sex and the Bible (Alburger, premiere)
Sophie The Bloody Chamber (Felsenfeld)
God Job: A Masque (Alburger, premiere) Elektra
Fifth Maid  
OPERA COMPANIES
  • Silesian State Opera (Czech Republic)
  • Opera San Jose (Opera in the Schools)
  • Società dei Concerti di Santa Margherita Ligure (Italy)
  • Pocket Opera
  • Berkeley Opera
  • Verismo Opera
  • Mission City Opera
  • Capitol Opera Sacramento/ Davis
  • The Handel Opera Project
  • Pacific Repertory Opera (now Opera San Luis Obispo)
  • West Bay Opera
  • North Bay Opera
  • Oakland Opera
  • Lamplighters
  • Cabaret Opera
  • Cinnabar Opera Theater
  • Trinity Lyric Opera

CONCERT/ ORATORIO
  • Les nuits d'ete (Berlioz, excerpts)
  • Scheherezade (Ravel, excerpts)
  • Melodies (Duparc)
  • Phyllis und Thirsis (C.P.E. Bach)
  • E qual cosa (Caldara)
  • Star of Bethlehem (Rheinberger)
  • Allor ch'io dissi addio (Handel)
  • Requiem (Faure)
  • Gloria (Vivaldi)
  • Chants d'Auvergne (Canteloube)
  • Symphony #4 (Mahler)
  • Vesperae solennes (Mozart)
  • Stabat Mater (Rossini)
  • Lord Nelson Mass (Haydn)
  • Ode to St. Cecelia (Handel)
  • Ode to St. Cecelia (Purcell)
  • St. Matthew Passion (highlights, Bach)
  • Homer (Rorem, West Coast premiere)
  • Messiah
  • Solomon (Handel)
  • Samson (Handel)
  • Christmas Oratorio (Saint-Saens)
  • Ceremony of Carols (Britten)
  • Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)
  • St. François d'Assise, suite (Berkeley Symphony, Kent Nagano, cond., cover)
  • Christmas Suite (Ludtke, San Jose Symphony, Jo Ann Falletta, cond.)
  • Opera Concerts and Galas in the Czech Republic and U.S.
RECITALS & CHAMBER CONCERTS
  • Arts Adventures Guest Artist Series (NY)
  • Gualala Arts Center (CA)
  • Berkeley Chamber Performances (CA)
  • Auburn Pro Musica Concerts (NY)
  • Eastman House Concerts (NY)
  • SUNY Geneseo (NY)
  • San Diego Public Library Music Series
  • Festival Musica delle Donne (CSU, Hayward, CA)
  • Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Concerts (CA)
  • Old First Concerts (CA)
  • Lichtberg Forum (Berlin, Germany)
  • German Consulate General (CA)
  • Berkeley Arts Festival (CA)
  • Creative Arts Series (CA)
  • Mechanics Insititute (CA)
  • 405 Shrader (CA)
  • Pecs Jewish Community (Pecs, Hungary)
  • Tokaj Cultural Center (Tokaj, Hungary)
  • Indiana University (PA)
  • Noe Valley Chamber Music (CA)
  • Crocker Art Museum (CA)
  • Noontime Concerts (CA)
  • CSU, Chico (CA)
  • Biola Univ. (CA)
  • Russian River Chamber Concerts
  • Allliance Française of SF
  • Trinity Chamber Concerts (CA)
  • Duna Palota (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Foothill Concerts (CA)
  • Berkeley Early Music Fringe
  • Festival (CA)
  • Legion of Honor (CA)
  • SF Music Day (CA)
  • Muvelodesi Kozpont
  • Kamaraterem (Kalosca, Hungary)
  • JCCPeninsula (CA, upcoming)
CHAMBER ENSEMBLES/ PROJECTS
AWARDS & COMPETITIONS
  • International Opera Singers Competition: Semifinalist
  • Martinez Opera Competition: 1st Prize
  • Santa Clara Art Song Festival Competition: 1st Prize
  • Music Teachers Assoc. of CA, Alameda County: 2nd Prize
EDUCATION
  • PhD in Music (specializing in musicology), U.C. Berkeley
  • MM in Vocal Performance, Holy Names University
  • AB in Music cum laude, Cornell University
  • Centre International de Formation Musicale, Nice, France
  • Opera Works (Ann Baltz, Artistic Dir., Los Angeles)
  • Voice: Jane Randolph, Elizabeth Mannion, Julia Monroe
  • Vocal Coaches: Kathryn Cathcart, Corey Jamason, Marcie Stapp, Kristin Pankonin, Sara Jobin
  • Master Classes: Janet Bookspan, Dalton Baldwin, Gianni Raimondi, Gabriella Tucci, Warren Jones, Fiora Contino
  • Acting: Cornell Univ., A.C.T., Susan Nance, ImprovWorks, Yefim Maizel
  • Languages Sung: French, Italian, German, Latin, Czech , Spanish, Portuguese, Auvergnat, English
  • Other instruments played: piano, organ, guitar, recorders, krummhorns

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

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