Below is just a small selection of the opera singers and vocalists we can book for your event
Nyle has had a residency in the international operatic scene for most of his life. He graduated London’s Royal Academy of Music with their highest academic award and won a scholarship to complete his training at Zurich’s prestigious International Opera Studio. He was principal soloist at the Gelsenkirchen Opera from 2000-2006. He has made recordings with BBC, RTE, Sony and Naxos as well as producing two solo albums of his own. After thousands of performances in distinguished venues throughout Europe and the Americas, he has honed a reputation as one of the most talented vocalists of his generation. He has sung for international monarchs and presidents, including Queen Elizabeth II and Bill Clinton as well as Ireland’s own Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese.
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Blake was born in Melbourne, Australia where he attended the Victorian College of the Arts before moving to the UK to study at the Royal Northern College of Music as a Peter Moores Scholar. A multiple prize-winner, Blake was awarded the RNCM’s prestigious Gold Medal in 2003. Blake’s operatic highlights of 2008 included Danilo (Merry Widow) for Scottish Opera, Rodolfo (La Boheme) for Wedmore Opera, covering and performing the unwraps of Fenton (Falstaff) and Old Peng/Old Mountain Dweller (Night at the Chinese Opera) for Scottish Opera. Earlier in 2008, Blake was the tenor soloist for Scottish Opera’s “Essential” tour.
Recent career highlights have included Jean Valjean (Les Miserables( for Pimlico Opera, Alfredo (La Traviata( for Pavilion Opera, Spoletta (Tosca) for English Touring Opera, The Lawyer/Ensemble (Peter Grimes) for the Salzburg Osterfestspiele production with the Berlin Philharmonic, Errand Boy (A Dinner Engagement) with Richard Hickox at the Linbury Studio, Covent Garden & Cheltenham Festival with live BBC Radio 3 Broadcast, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) – Scottish Opera on Tour, Panas Cherevichki – Garsington Opera, Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) for the Ryedale Festival.
Joe Roche & Paula Greenwood
Tenor Joe Roche made his professional operatic debut in 1995 with Opera Ireland in Faust, and since then has sung in more than eighteen of their productions at the Gaiety Theatre. Joe’s other engagements include Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte (Aberdeen International Youth Festival), the Song Vendor in Il Tabarro (Annalivia Opera Festival), Malcolm in Macbeth (Lyric Opera) shortly before returning to the Annalivia festival as Ruiz in Il Trovatore. Subsequent performances include the dual roles of Gaston and the Marchese in a Co-Opera touring production of La Traviata as well as Borsa in Rigoletto with the same company. Joe returned to Lyric Opera to sing the Messenger in Aida and soon after Ruiz in Il Trovatore with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland at the Concert Hall in the winter of 2004, followed by Un Fante/Barbarigo in I due Foscari for Lyric Opera. Joe completed the opera course at the Royal College of Music, London in 2007 and currently lives in Cardiff. Recent concert engagements include Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Rossini Stabat Mater.
Paula was recently awarded the Blyth-Buesst Opera Prize and A.M. Parker Prize in the Royal Academy of Music, London, where she studied with Ingrid Surgenor and Elizabeth Ritchie, graduating with a PGDip, LRAM and DipRAM in 2007, going on to study on scholarship with renowned tenor Dennis O’Neill at the Cardiff International Academy of Voice.
Paula’s performances include Currency (Denis Roche, Diversions Festival) as well as Michael Gordon’s Van Gogh Opera with the Crash Ensemble, productions of Andrea Chenier (Giordano), Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky) and Orfeo ed Euridice (Gluck) with Opera Ireland. Paula sang the role of Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro for Lyric Opera in the National Concert Hall, Dublin as well as on tour with Opera Theatre Company in 2007. Extensive oratorio performances include Haydn’s Nelson Mass, St. Nicholas Mass and Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria in D, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Charpentier’s Te Deum, Dvorak’s Mass in D major, Malcolm Archer’s Requiem, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Te Deum in C. Paula’s most recent engagements include a gala concert for Irish Heritage at St. John’s, Smith Square, Brahms Requiem in Brecon, Mozart Mass in C in Oxford, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle in Richelieu, Haydn Stabat Mater in Worcester Cathedral and Sea Symphony for the Three Choirs Festival.
Sarah Dolan is one of the most promising Irish opera singers of her generation. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music honours degree in performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Anne-Marie O’Sullivan and Mary Scarlett. She has performed in roles such as The Fairy Queen, Filia in Jephte by Carrissimi, The Rakes Progress and most recently Mercedes in Carmen in the National Concert Hall and ‘Nora’ in Vaughan Williams’ ‘Riders to the Sea’ with Glasthule Opera Festival. She is very busy on the concert circuit and her recoding credits include the first recording of the entire collection of Moore's Melodies, My Gentle Harp.
Derek Ryan began his opera singer vocal training with Dr. Veronica Dunne and continues with Robert Bicknell in London. He made his debut with the legendary Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society in Fiddler on the Roof, appearing on the Late Late show hosted then by Gay Byrne. His first principal role was Judd Fry in Roger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma. He has sung across the east coast of America including a performance in Carnegie Hall. Oratorio work includes Handles Messiah and Samson, Hayden’s Creation and Season, Beethoven’s Mass in C. Faure's Requiem. His operatic repertoire includes, Macbeth, Claudina Von Bella Lane, Il Trovatore, Martha, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Dead Man walking, The Magic Flute, Obegon and The Marriage of Figaro.
Musical Theatre principal roles have included Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, The Mikado, Yeoman of the Guard, The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Hot Mikado.
He has co-written and starred in a tribute show to Paul Robeson that toured to great critical acclaim. Derek has performed in and directed many charity concerts for Cystic Fibrosis Association, Irish Cancer Society and the Hospice movement.
Ciarán Nagle & Tara Novak
Ciarán has amassed nearly eighteen years’ experience as a professional performer and opera singer and producer. After training as an opera singer at the DIT College of Music and the RIAM, he became a member of the National Chamber Choir, singing with them until 1998. He also worked extensively with Opera Ireland and appeared in many of their productions. A keen fan of musical theatre and operetta, he performed roles as varied as Gaylord Ravenal in Showboat, Ralph in HMS Pinafore and Tony in West Side Story, that led to his appointment in 1998 as the lead male singer of Riverdance, with which he toured for two years across Europe and Japan. Upon returning to Dublin, Ciarán became the founding member of celtic opera singer group the Three Irish Tenors, which has gone on to win huge national and international success. He has also sung the National Anthem for both the Hurling and Gaelic Football All Ireland Finals in Croke Park to capacity crowds in excess of eighty thousand.
Tara is a violinist and vocalist of extraordinary versatility. Although originally from a classical background in both fields, she is equally at home in a multitude of genres from jazz, rock, pop, and traditional Celtic music to Broadway shows and experimental theater pieces.
Since 2007, Tara has been dividing her time between Ireland and the States. In addition to working extensively as a violin soloist, she is also the lead violinist with both the Three Irish Tenors and Druid. She has toured throughout Ireland, the UK, Holland, North America, and the Caribbean, and hopes to someday make it to the rest of the world! In 2009 alone, Tara has performed as a featured guest at over 100 corporate and private events, including the American Ireland Funds, Renault, Failte Ireland, Deloitte & Touche, Jameson Distillery, Ronald McDonald House, Krystle Nightclub, the Mansion House, the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, and the Ritz Carlton in County Wicklow.
Tara performs on both an acoustic violin made in Chicago in 1998 and a custom-made 5-string metallic blue Violectra, made by David Bruce Johnson.
Jean Mcglynn trained in London at the Mountview Academy, winning the prestigious Singing Scholarship on 3 occasions. Throughout her singing career, Jean has worked with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Ben Elton, Ian McShcane, Jon Lee, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and appeared onstage alongside Dame Judi Dench. She has starred in many musicals, both in Ireland and in London’s West End, including the world renowned Les Miserables and Oliver! Her album recordings include The Witches of Eastwick, South Pacific Revival and I Got Rhythm. Recently, she was guest performer for Children in Need (BBC1) and is featured artist in N.F.U. television commercials.
Joan O’Malley has been immersed in music from her earliest childhood, and her first memories are of singing. Her early years of singing in choirs lead to her performing all over the country in choral festivals and to her first appearance in the National Concert Hall at the age of twelve.
Operatic roles to date include Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, Nedda in I Pagliacci and Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro
A regular on the concert platform, Opera Singer Joan O'Malley has performed in many oratorios and recently made her debut in Vienna and Salzburg. Performances included Mozart's Coronation Mass in St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna and in Kajetanekirche, Salzburg. She was also the soloist in Vesperae Solennes de Confessore and Operatic Arias by Mozart in the Esterhazy Orangerie, Eisenstadt. Other oratorio performances include the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Missa Brevis, Handel’s Messiah and other works by Schubert, Haydn and Faure.