Semele in Handel's Semele at Opera Omaha

"...Mary Feminear in the title role, [of Semele...is] a standout singer and performer, delivering the no less than nine varied and difficult arias with aplomb and some remarkable vocal fireworks."

-BRIAN DICKIE

April 2016

https://www.briandickie.com/my_weblog/2016/04/semele.html

"Mary Feminear as Semele was beguiling, with a voluminous soprano that was bold, rich and nuanced. She displayed technical virtuosity paired with versatile acting and created a Semele that was sympathetic despite her greedy ambition to rise above her status. The heroine's hubris at presuming to be more than human can be a real turn-off, but even when narcissistically singing "Myself I Shall Adore," Feminear somehow kept her character winningly relatable."

-OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

April 2016

https://www.omaha.com/go/jealousy-lust-and-dancing-in-semele/article_5e66531f-44db-5173-903c-2a79d5a56f21.html

Agnès Sorel in a concert version of Tchaikovsky's Orleanskaya Deva at Victoria Hall

"Mary Feminear’s interpretation of Agnès was the standout performance...Her voice is rich and bright, and she made magic with her long notes, spinning them out, transforming them, turning them to gold. Her duet with the King was breathtaking – touched with real emotion.... "

-BACHTRACK

April 2017

https://bachtrack.com/review-tchaikovsky-maid-orleans-dudnikova-geneva-april-2017

Nannetta in Verdi's Falstaff at the Grand Théâtre de Genève​

"Belle découverte que la voix de la soprano Mary Feminear, dont la souplesse, la longueur et la fraîcheur font de sa Nannetta, qui se tient bien en scène, une vraie gourmandise."

 

("Mary Feminear's soprano voice is such a beautiful discovery. Its flexibility, extension and freshness make her Nannetta, who bears nicely on stage, a real treat.")

-FORUM OPERA

June 2016

https://www.forumopera.com/falstaff-geneve-une-lecon-de-vie

La Messaggera in a concert version of Monteverdi's Orfeo with Pacific MusicWorks

​"Magnificent and artful in her full-voiced delivery"

- OREGON ARTSWATCH

October 2017

https://www.orartswatch.org/orfeo-review-a-contract-for-excellence/

Susanna in An Evening of Mozart: The Da Ponte Operas with Maryland Lyric Opera

 

"The Recitativo ed aria 'Giunse al fin il momento' was sung by Mary Feminear in a silvery soprano and she hit the high notes beautifully."

-DC METRO THEATER ARTS

March 2019

https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2019/03/17/mozart-da-ponte-maryland-lyric-opera/

Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Pacific MusicWorks

"Mary Feminear was the standout as a feisty Pamina, determined to avoid becoming a victim and matching the confident optimism of her character with a luminous vocal beauty"

-MUSICAL AMERICA

May 2015