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Opera Collective Ireland continues to provide professional platform for some of Ireland’s finest young singers who are making their mark on the international scene…

MOZART & MORE…   Anna Devin (Poppea – AGRIPPINA) who recently appeared in LUCIO SILLA at Madrid’s Teatro Real is currently in Belfast to sing Fiordiligi with Northern Ireland Opera.

Following performances as Idamante (IDOMENEO) in Florence and  Annio (LA CLEMENZA DI TITO) at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Rachel Kelly (Nerone – AGRIPPINA) is touring as Dorabella with Glyndebourne Touring Opera.

Having recently appeared the Royal Opera’s production of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE Jennifer Davis (Female Chorus – THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA) will sing Donna Anna in a new production of DON GIOVANNI for Opera North.

Elsewhere Máire Flavin (title role – AGRIPPINA) & Sharon Carty (Ottone – AGRIPPINA) are touring internationally in Wide Open Opera’s critically acclaimed production of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s new opera THE SECOND VIOLINIST.

In addition to performances with the  young artist programme of Les Arts Florissants – Le Jardin de Voix 2017 –  Padraic Rowen (Lesbo – AGRIPPINA – 2015) will return to the opera in Stuttgart to appear in productions of Tchaikowsky’s THE QUEEN OF SPADES and Britten’s DEATH IN VENICE and in Rossini’s LA CENERENTOLA at the opera in Coburg.

We wish Gyula Nagy (Tarquinius – The RAPE OF LUCRETIA) all the best for his second year as a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera Covent Garden where his current repertoire includes roles by Puccini, Wagner & Bizet.

Killian Farrell (assistant conductor for THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA) has completed the course at London’s National Opera Studio and has joined the music staff of the opera in Bremen.

Cork soprano Emma Nash (Lucia – THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA) will be appearing at the 66th Wexford Festival Opera where she is a recipient of a 2017 PwC/Wexford Festival Opera ‘Emerging Young Artist’ bursary. This initiative, now in its third year, serves to support and celebrate Ireland’s Emerging Young Artists from the opera world and helps to contribute towards the many costs associated with furthering their careers.

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