Audience Reaction to Zémire et Azor (Beauty and the Beast) - Opera Saratoga 2017:

Maureen McKay Transforms into Pamina from Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte":

Leila in Les pęcheurs de perles with Seattle Opera:

Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel with Komische Oper Berlin:

Pamina in Die Zauberflöte with Komische Oper Berlin:

Blanche de la Force in Dialogues des Carmélites with Komische Oper Berlin:

Marzelline in Fidelio (1805) with Komische Oper Berlin:

Laurey in Oklahoma! with Central City Opera:

Maureen McKay sings Annika in Hans Krása's Brundibár and Lori Laitman's I Never Saw Another Butterfly:

Music of Remembrance's Brundibár (Amazon, iTunes) recording on Naxos was named as one of the top ten opera recordings of 2007 by Opera News. On the same CD is the premiere recording of Lori Laitman's "I Never Saw Another Butterfly", as arranged for soprano with clarinet. Maureen McKay and clarinetist Laura DeLuca perform this work on this December 2006 release. Krása's children's opera, a parable of the ultimate triumph of good over evil and performed 55 times in the Terezin concentration camp, is recorded here in a new English translation by Tony Kushner. Laitman's cycle is a setting of six poems by Terezin child-prisoners.

"[The six songs] are performed beautifully here by soprano Maureen McKay and clarinetist Laura DeLuca. The poems show that the children were well aware of their surrounding, and perhaps their fate; and the songs have a haunting quality that stays with the listener." (American Record Guide)

"Soprano Maureen McKay is exquisitely poised throughout the work, singing with a lovely shimmer in her sound and a profound connectedness to the text."
–-NATS Journal of Singing

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