Nanette McGuinness, Soprano

"A voice to savor"






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 Redux: The Second Call for  Scores Concert" with Ensemble for These Times on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento St., SF.

Her latest CD, Surviving: Women's Words, was released April 8, 2016 on Centaur Records (CRC 3490). Submitted for consideration for the 59th Grammy Awards, it won a Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards and has been described at by Stephen Smoliar at 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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