Friday, December 9, 2011

Maureen O'Flynn Takes on Cabaret at Feinstein's in NYC

"Metropolitan Opera artist Maureen O'Flynn will make her New York cabaret debut at Feinstein's at Loews Regency in At the Crossroads, a sumptuous musical feast for the ears, sung by one of the most thrilling voices to grace the worlds of opera, musical theatre & cabaret. With award-winning director Eric Michael Gillett and renowned musical director Don Rebic helming her band, Maureen explores a catalogue of songs sure to appeal to music lovers of all kinds. Her repertoire includes classics by Jerome Kern ("Remind Me"), Cole Porter ("In the Still of the Night," "Find Me a Primitive Man"), Sondheim ("Make the Most of Your Music") & Kurt Weill ("I'm a Stranger Here Myself"), as well as new gems by contemporary songwriters including Flaherty & Ahrens ("I Was Here") & Craig Carnelia ("Flight"). Maureen O’Flynn’s 25-year career has taken her to the most important opera houses of the world, from the Metropolitan Opera to La Scala to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Maureen has sung under the batons of Riccardo Muti, Placido Domingo, Antonio Pappano, Maurizio Benini, Leonard Slatkin & James Conlon, to name a few, performing the title characters in Lucia, La Traviata, Manon, The Merry Widow, Romeo & Juliette, Mimi in La Boheme & Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has also appeared in concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, the Minnesota Symphony, and on numerous occasions at the star-studded Richard Tucker Gala Concerts at Avery Fisher Hall in NY. Maureen is equally at home in musical theatre. She has performed the roles of Jenny in Sondheim’s Company, Laurie in Oklahoma, Julie in Carousel, Marianne in Moliere’s The Miser & Sister Rita in The Runner Stumbles. She won acclaim for her portrayals of Guinevere in Camelot & Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, with the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts." [Source]
In September of 2011, Maureen launched the debut of her first cabaret show, At the Crossroads, at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. She will be returning to Feinstein's with her cabaret show on Dec 18, 2011, and Jan 9 & 10, 2012, at 8:30 PM. If you are feeling reminiscent for some of Ms. Flynn's operatic singing, check out "Caro nome" from Rigoletto after the jump.