Sinéad O'Kelly Mezzo-Soprano In Recital

Sinéad O'Kelly Mezzo-Soprano In Recital

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Saturday, 21 September 2019, 7.30pm

Join 2018 winner of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary, Sinéad O’Kelly for an evening of song, featuring pieces by Mahler, Wolf, Debussy and more.

Sinéad O’Kelly is a mezzo-soprano from Belfast and is a recent alumna of the National Opera Studio in London. She is currently a member of the International Opera Studio at Opernhaus Zürich.

In the 18/19 season, Sinéad made two role debuts with Opernhaus Zürich, singing Ligeti’s Amando (Le Grand Macabre) and Rossini’s Rosina (Il Barbiere Di Siviglia). She makes 5 role debuts in the 19/20 season, singing Flora (Traviata), 2nd Lady (Zauberflöte), Sandmann (Hänsel und Gretel) and Mércèdes (Carmen) for Opernhaus Zürich, and she makes her company debut with INO, singing Ottone in the Irish premiere of Vivaldi’s Griselda.

Throughout the 19/20 season Sinéad will also be appearing regularly as a soloist with the OAE, having recently been named one of their new ‘Rising Stars’.

Sinéad is NI Opera’s ‘Voice of 2013’ having won the main prize and the audience prize at the 2013 Festival of Voice, Glenarm, and was a NI Arts Council Award Holder in 2015/16. She made her Royal Albert Hall solo debut singing ‘Persephone’ in the world premiere of John Barber’s oratorio Seven Seeds.

In 2018, Sinéad won the Dramatic Cup and the Gervase Elwes competition at the Feis Ceoil, the Navan Festival Young Opera Award and the Bernadette Greevy Award in conjunction with the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

Presented by NCH

The NCH wishes to acknowledge the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for its kind support of the Bernadette Greevy Bursary for Singers.

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