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Maire Therese Carmack



American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack, Third Prize winner at the 2022 Operalia World Opera Competition, has been praised by Opera News for her "deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre" and for "taking focus by her very presence." Her 2024/25 season includes house debuts with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in Rigoletto (Giovanna/Maddalena cover) and Houston Grand Opera in Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves (Dodo). She will also return to the Metropolitan Opera for The Magic Flute - Holiday Presentation (Second Lady). In concert, Maire Therese makes debuts with the Oregon Bach Festival as alto soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and with UF Symphony Orchestra as alto soloist in Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.

a sonorous
mezzo-soprano with a seductive side.

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"But one has to say that today's Dulcinée, the young American Maire Therese Carmack, brought a beautiful sound filled with attractive charm from the mezzo throat. It sounded vivacious and believably emotional, especially in the excursions into the lower register."

"​Aber man muss sagen, dass die heutige Dulcinée, die junge Amerikanerin Maire Therese Carmack, mit attraktivem Charme befülltem Schönklang aus der Mezzo-Kehle holt. Das klingt vital belebt, glaubhaft emotional, berührt, besonders bei den Ausflügen ins tiefe Register."

Opern- & Konzertkritik Berlin

"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."


sumptuous, dusky and lush.

seen and heard international
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