Maire Therese Carmack




American mezzo-soprano Maire Therese Carmack has been praised by Opera News for her “deep mezzo and vibrant metallic timbre” and “taking focus by her very presence.”

The 2022/2023 season marks an exciting European debut for Ms. Carmack with Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she opens the season in the title role of Carmen. During her year-long tenure with the company, Ms. Carmack can be seen in Rigoletto (Giovanna/Maddalena), Die Zauberflöte (Dritte Dame), Les contes d’Hoffmann (La Voix), Lucia di Lammermoor (Alisa), Manon Lescaut (Singer), and Antikrist (Der Missmut). This season, Ms. Carmack also joins the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Artist Program, covering Mercédès in Carmen, makes her Heinz Hall debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as the mezzo soloist in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Manfred Honeck, and participates in Renée Fleming’s SongStudio at Carnegie Hall.

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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.”

Opera News

“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

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

Seen and Heard International