Masterclass with Maureen O'Flynn, Metropolitan Opera Soprano
Tuesday, May 29th — 7:30 PM
Unitarian Society of Ridgewood
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ 07450
Ars Musica's Encore Young Artists will participate in a Masterclass with Metropolitan Opera soprano, Maureen O'Flynn.
"Internationally acclaimed performing and recording artist, Maureen O’Flynn, garners enthusiastic praise from critics, peers nd audiences, not only for her brilliant, soaring voice but also for her dramatic interpretations. Of her Violetta in Traviata, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote, “soprano Maureen O’Flynn is a complete and compelling singing actress”. Of an opening night performance of
Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera, The New York Times said the soprano “won a deserved ovation from the audience,” and Variety exclaimed, “not only a superb technician, with the full coloratura arsenal at her disposal, but a sensitive interpreter.” Her recent first Despina was praised as having “enough sass and smarts to steal more than her share of scenes.” (Arizona Star), and her Cherubino was proclaimed by Opera News as “no cowering boy but a randy post-pubescent, ready to take on authority figures or the needs of a woman.” When she performed the role of Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo with the Berkshire Opera, the New York Times wrote, “her wrenching account of the lament “Lascia ch’io panga” was the evenings high point.”"