This summer, Ms. Carmack joins The Glimmerglass Festival for The Magic Flute, Songbird, and Gods and Mortals. She will return to Pittsburgh Opera in Fall 2021 for The Magic Flute and Carmen.
Charlie Parker's Yardbird, PIttsburgh Opera
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Praised for her "beautifully rich tone" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack will be a second year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist following her summer as a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival.
Equally at home in repertoire old and new, Ms. Carmack performed the role of Prima Donna in the world premiere of Philip Blackburn’s multi-media hyper-opera, The Sun Palace, which became a 60-minute Indie film that was premiered at New York’s prestigious Anthology Film Archives. In a 2018 collaboration with Parisian composer Jean Luc Lenoir, she presented the American premiere of Songs of the Hebrides: a collection of Hebridean Gaelic folk songs arranged for voice and ensemble.
Ms. Carmack’s role and cover credits include Empress Ottavia (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Margaret Johnson (Light in the Piazza), Maddalena (Rigoletto), La Zelatrice (Suor Angelica), Flora (La traviata), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Olga and Larina (Eugene Onegin), Berta (The Barber of Seville), Witch/Mother (Hänsel und Gretel), Marquise of Berkenfield (La fille du régiment), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Juno (Semele), and Baroness Nica (Charlie Parker’s Yardbird) with companies including Opera Saratoga, Si parla, si canta!, Palm Beach Opera, and Eastman Opera Theatre.
Upcoming roles include Third Lady (The Magic Flute) and Collette cover (Songbird) with The Glimmerglass Festival. Ms. Carmack will also be singing Schwertleite (Der Rings Des Niebelungen) and a Mädchen (Der Fliegende Höllander) in scenes presented in Gods and Mortals, a concert celebrating the works of Richard Wagner. As a second year Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera for the 2021/2022 season, Ms. Carmack will reprise Third Lady (The Magic Flute), sing Mercedes, and study cover Carmen (Carmen).
Maire Therese Carmack holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and Music from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, summa cum laude (2016) and a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, with honors (2018). Ms. Carmack won the Florida District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2020, followed by third place in the Gulf Coast Region. She is the first place winner of the 2019 Rochester International Voice Competition, Encouragement Award winner in The Gerda Lissner Foundation Lieder/Song Competition in 2019, and second place winner of the 2018 Friends of Eastman Opera Aria Competition.