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Nanette McGuinness, soprano
Nanette McGuinness, soprano

Soprano 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 in ten languages on two continents in over 25 roles—including Mimì, Cleopatra, Freia, Desdemona, Musetta, Countess Almaviva, First Lady, and Micaela—with the Silesian State (Czech Republic), San Jose (Opera in the Schools), West Bay, Pacific Repertory, Trinity Lyric, and Livermore Valley Operas, among others. Solo concert engagements include Chants d’Auvergnes (Canteloube), Shéhérézade and Nuits d’étés (selections), Lord Nelson Mass, Vesperae Solemne (Mozart), and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Her CD of music by women composers, Fabulous Femmes (Centaur CRC 2461)—called “perfect for the song recital lover” by Chambermusic Magazine—features several premiere recordings; more recently she recorded Benedetto Vinaccesi: The Solo Cantatas with the Vinaccesi Ensemble. McGuinness earned a PhD in Music from UC Berkeley, MM in Vocal Performance from Holy Names, and BA in Music from Cornell University.