“always a piquant presence”

Christopher Corwin

Parterre Box

“Especially fine”

James R. Oestreich

The New York Times

“baroque style and expressive panache”

David Shengold

Opera News


Charles T. Downey

Washington Classical Review

Noelle McMurtry, soprano, has established herself as a versatile and expressive vocal performer, researcher, concert curator, and writer, who employs her interdisciplinary background in service of contemporary and inclusive storytelling. She engages with genre-bending music-theater projects that explore diverse and underrepresented feminist perspectives to question and re-contextualize the canon.


In Search of Luise Adolpha Le Beau

In Search of Luise Adolpha Le Beau

Date Mar 18 - Jun 10, 2022Venue Archival Research Trip in Germany

With a generous Graduate Award from The Presser Foundation, I will travel to Berlin, Germany from mid-March to early June 2022. I plan to mine Le Beau’s public archives at three German state libraries for Le Beau’s unpublished Lieder manuscripts and other primary so...

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The Shining Place

The Shining Place

Date Feb 19, 2022Time 12:00 pmVenue St. Thomas’ Parish

For The Shining Place, I was eager to explore music and poetry by twentieth- and twenty-first-century women artists that spoke of a desire to expand the self, either through mining the interiority of one’s life or seeking new adventures in the larger world.

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