|Soprano Maureen Francis’ warm silvery
timbre, excellent musicianship and acclaimed acting has created a reputation
as a singer in demand in this competitive world of opera. This season she
makes her debut with the Trilogy Opera Company at The New Jersey Performing
Arts Center as White Lady in the World Premiere of Robeson with acclaimed
singer Kevin Maynor singing the title role. She made her debut this season
with Opera Saratoga “... Maureen Francis is ideal as Adina in Elisir d'amore.
Not only is she magnificent in her solo, her clear, controlled soprano....
and her arias are breathtaking.” Saratogian, Bob Goepfert.
Highlight performances include Los Angeles Opera and Lincoln Center Festival as Dragonette in Grendel, directed by Julie Taymor; Fresno Grand Operaas Cunegunde in Candide and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance; Bergen Opera Mumbai, India for the Indian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Requiem and Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera in Bergen Norway; Opera Omaha as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance and as Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro; Chattanooga Symphony and Opera as Gilda in Rigoletto, Musetta in La Boheme, and Gretel in Hansel and Gretel; Summer Opera (DC) Cendrillon, in which she was awarded the best singer in the leading female category by OperaOnline.com and was described by the Washington Times as “endearing with a sweet, silvery voice to match, her innate goodness proved impossible to resist”; Shreveport Opera as Julie Jordan in Carousel; European debut as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Lecco Opera near Milano, Italy.
Ms Francis has equal agility on the concert stage with highlight concerts at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, The National Cathedral in Washington DC, The Fairfax Choral Society, New Jersey Choral Arts Society, New Jersey Festival Orchestra, Oratorio Singers of Westfield, Handel Choir of Baltimore and the Upper Dublin Choristers in Philadelphia as well as the Composer’s Guild at the University of Pennsylvania.