Born in Ireland, she has studied with Maeve Coughlan at the Cork School of Music and then at the National Opera Studio in London; she then completed her studies with Gerald Martin Moore.
She started a brillant career singing: Le Comte Ory (Adèle) in Glyndebourne; Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) in Las Palmas; Massenet’s Manon at the New Zealand Opera; Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa) in Leeds; Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) in Regensburg; Händel’s Amadigi (Melissa) at the Covent Garden Festival, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, in Lisbon and Oporto; Gavin Bryar ‘s Medea for BBC Scotland; La finta giardiniera (Arminda) and La gazza ladra (Ninetta) in Garsington; Die Fledermaus (Rosalinde), La Traviata (Violetta) and La Bohème (Musetta) in Glyndebourne and at the Royal Albert Hall; Poliuto (Paolina) at the Konzertgebouw in Amsterdam; Maria Stuarda (Maria) in London, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Antwerp, Dallas, Bergamo and at the Liceu in Barcelona; Roberto Devereux (Elisabetta) in London; Pia de’ Tolomei (Pia) at the Royal Festival Hall in London; Il Diluvio universale with Opera Rara at Drury Lane in London and at the St. Galler Festspiele; Adelaide di Borgogna at the Edinburgh Festival ; Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) and Linda di Chamounix in Toulon and at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo; Balfe’s Falstaff at the National Concert Hall in Dublin; Maria di Rohan at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo; Alzira and I due Foscari (Lucrezia) at Theater St. Gallen and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London; Le siege de Corynthe at the Festival Rossini in Wildbad: La Gazza ladra(Ninetta) at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona; Der Zwerg (Ghita) at Teatro San Carlo in Naples.
She performes extensively on the concert platforms in England, Ireland, Holland, Spain and United States, as well as taking part in several radio broadcasts for RTE and the BBC; she sung Huit scènes de Faust at La Fenice in Venice conducted by Jeffrey Tate, Les Soirées Italiennes at the Covent Garden Festival; The Death of Klinghoffer, La Morte di Didone, Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Barbican Centre in Lonon with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw; Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at La Verdi in Milan and at the Amsterdam Konzertgebouw; Handel’s Messiah in Dublino, at the Royal Albert Hall in London and in Rome; a Recital at the Rossini Opera Festival; Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Rossini in Wildbad Festival; Omaggio a Giuditta Pasta in Stuttgart.
She has recorded: Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Le Siege de Corynthe, Wallace’s Maritana and Mendelssohn’s II Symphony (Naxos); Mercadante’s Zaira, Zoraida di Granata, Bianca e Falliero, Pia de’ Tolomei, Il Diluvio universale, Adelaide di Borgogna, Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra (performed in London for Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee at the Banqueting House), Mozart, The supreme decorator with the Hannover Band conducted by Sir Charle Mackerras and three volumes in the “Il Salotto” series (Opera Rara).
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