Internationally-acclaimed soprano MaryAnn McCormick returns for CSO performance October 29

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Renowned soprano MaryAnn McCormick will perform Bach cantatas with Charleston Symphony Orchestra as part of their Chamber Music Series on October 29 at 7:30 pm. The performance will take place at The Gaillard Center, located at 95 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston. This is McCormick’s first appearance with CSO since her New Year’s Eve performance in 2015.  Music Director Ken Lam will conduct the CSO Chorus for three Bach cantatas and the full orchestra for Brandenburg Concerto No. 1.

McCormick has performed at top theaters all over the world for more than 25 years, including her work with La Scala as Isabella in L’italiana in Algeri, Rome Opera as the title role of Carmen, Turin Opera also as Carmen and Azucena in Il Trovatore, Chicago Lyric Opera as Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, and with the Metropolitan Opera. Her varied repertoire has included a number of great roles, from Handel to premieres of new works such as Dr. Sun Yat-Sen by Huang Ruo for the Santa Fe Opera.

She is the recipient of a 2012 Grammy award for her participation in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with the Metropolitan Opera and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Boston Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra and others. As a recitalist and chamber musician, McCormick’s more notable venues include New York’s Morgan Library and Alice Tully Hall, Boston’s Jordan Hall, and The Châtelet in Paris. She has also performed at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, accompanied by Wolfgang Sawallisch. She has recorded with the Emerson String Quartet, the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, Orchestre National de France in the role of Tigrane in Puccini’s Edgar, and is featured singing in the Miramax film The Talented Mr. Ripley. McCormick joined the voice faculty of New England Conservatory in Boston in 2015.

Tickets are available at For more information, visit the CSO box office at 2133 N. Hillside Drive, Charleston, SC, 29407, or call the box office at 843-723-7528, ext. 110.

Photo  |  Courtesy of Charleston Symphony Orchestra