Praise for the St. John Passion

“St. John Passion” And The Passionate Journey of Resonance Works
“This concert represents how Sellner so expertly crafts programs showcasing such masterworks. Sellner’s artists are talented, established and rising stars; they are expressive actors, committed to the audience as well as their art... Oratorios of this scope are tackled only by choirs and organizations that can truly deliver the solo, orchestral, and choral goods, and Resonance Works fits that bill.” - Pittsburgh in the Round

Audience reaction:
“This was astonishingly good Bach. Very well done.”

 “I was not prepared for how moving the St. John Passion was. Even without staging, the drama and stakes of the story were palpable.”

“This performance was one of my highlights forever!  The quality of the production, including all performers, the interpretation, the expressiveness was wonderful.”

“Deeply moving performance!”

“Thank you so, so much for doing this. It can be hard to find Bach passions at all, let alone to find one of such fine quality. I was brought to tears many times.”

Maria Sensi Sellner
A World Premiere in Boston this September

This fall, Maria will conduct the world premiere of I am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, an opera by composer Jorge Sosa and creator and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs for White Snake Projects.

It is the story of an undocumented Mexican immigrant, Rosa, a “dreamer” who is waiting in jail before being deported, and the relationship she develops with her court-appointed attorney Singa, an ethnically Chinese immigrant from Indonesia. The cast includes sopranos Helen Zhibing Huang, Kirsten Chambers, mezzo-soprano Carla López-Speziale, and a collaboration with the Boston Children’s Chorus.

Performances are on September 20-22, 2019 at the Emerson Paramount Theater, Robert J. Orchard Stage in Boston, MA. Read the press release

Hart Institute for Women Conductors at the Dallas Opera

In November, Maria made her conducting debut with the Dallas Opera orchestra in the finale concert of the 4th Hart Institute for Women Conductors. Conducting selections by Tchaikovsky, Britten, and Verdi, Maria was one of six international conductors (and two Americans) chosen for the program.

“hardly glancing at the singers, Maria Sensi Sellner just seemed to know what they were going to do, and to provide just the right support.”
— Scott Cantrell, Dallas Morning News

Rave Reviews For On The Town!

“The maestro is Resonance Works Founder and Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner, plying her precision and passion to this rare portion of Bernstein’s catalog. Sellner’s vision has again brought audiences a performance to treasure to kick off this ‘On the Shoulder of Giants’ season.” — Yvonne Hudson, Pittsburgh in the Round

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Maria Sensi Sellner