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"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



Maire Therese Carmack  is the winner of the Third Prize at Operalia 2022.  This season she debuts with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.  Ms. Carmack is a former Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist, Glimmerglass Festival Young Artist, Palm Beach Opera Bailey Apprentice Artist, and a prize winner with the Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, and The Opera Foundation.
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