NEWS

Recent reviews have praised Ms. Carmack for her "beautifully rich" and "stand-up-and-take-notice, dark, commanding" mezzo-soprano.

SEMELE  

Juno

Pittsburgh Opera

 2021

"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."

- Opera News

"Maire Therese Carmack was imperious as Juno, dispatching ‘Hence, Iris, hence away’ with bravura." 

- Seen and Heard International

"Handel’s music gives Maire Therese Carmack excellent opportunities to display her beautiful mezzo-soprano voice. She made the most of them all, and cut a dazzlingly grand operatic picture in her brilliant costume. She acted the part of Juno with a perfect balance of comedy and the high dudgeon befitting a goddess scorned."

- Pittsburgh in the Round

CHARLIE PARKER'S YARDBIRD

Nica 

Pittsburgh Opera

2021

"The ending is powerful. Maire Therese Carmack as the Baroness de Koenigswarter has a beautifully rich tone, lamenting that “Bird” is gone."

- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

"As Baroness Nica, Maire Therese Carmack’s voice, a stand-up-and-take-notice, dark, commanding mezzo-soprano, made you do just that."

- Seen and Heard International

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Dorabella

 Pittsburgh Opera

 2020

"Maire Therese Carmack, as Dorabella, sang with a velvety mezzo-soprano tone that was quite lovely."

- Pittsburgh in the Round

"Carmack was all peaches and cream, both vocally and dramatically, as the more susceptible of the two sisters."

- Seen and Heard International