American mezzo soprano Maire Therese Carmack returns to Pittsburgh Opera as a second year Resident Artist following her summer as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival.  She is a former Palm Beach Opera Bailey Apprentice Artist and is a prize winner with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Rochester International Vocal Competition.

"The most impressive of the cast vocally was Maire Therese Carmack as the malevolent Juno.

Her deep, contralto-ish mezzo has a vibrant metallic timbre that maintains its quality into the higher range.

She used her wide coloristic range to expressive advantage, whether in the commanding, "Hence, Iris, hence away" (another Handel hit tune), the cajoling "Behold in this mirror" or the viciously jubilant "Above measure is the pleasure."

An imposing figure onstage, Carmack can take focus by her very presence."


Juno, Semele, Pittsburgh Opera