Irish soprano, Celine Byrne, made her operatic début as Mimi, in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme and since then has performed extensively throughout Europe as well as in the US, China, Russia and Mexico. Celine Byrne made her operatic début as Mimi in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme and since then has performed extensively throughout Europe as well as in the US, China, Russia and Mexico. In March 2012 Celine made her Covent Garden début jumping in as Rusalka, under the baton of Yannick Nézét-Séguin. Last November Celine made her return visit to Covent Garden performing in Wagner’s Parsifal to great acclaim and this November she will sing the role of Micaëla in Carmen.
Celine Byrne Irish soprano
A frequent concert performer, Celine is very familiar to National Concert Hall audiences performing here frequently with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Internationally she has graced stages with world-renowned tenors José Carreras, Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja. Future engagements include concerts with Josè Carreras in America in October, having just performed her 30th concert with him in Luxembourg. Celine will also perform in concert with Bryn Terfel and the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sasha Goetzel; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and Richard Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder in Austria.
In the 2014/15 Season Celine sang the title roles of Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with Moscow State Opera and Floria Tosca in Tosca with Opera Østfold in association with Norway National Opera. She also sang her début role as Die Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier under Patrik Ringborg in Kassel. This season Celine will sing Marietta in Korngold’s Die Tote Statd and Contessa Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro in Germany, Elizabeth in Verdi’s Don Carlo with Grange Park Opera, Mimì in La Bohème with Novaya Opera Moscow along with concerts including Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem in Malmö, Sweden and the Celine Byrne Gala with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
Celine Byrne received her Masters in Music from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2007, where she studied with Dr. Veronica Dunne, also receiving the RIAM award for outstanding achievement. In addition she has an honours Music Degree from the Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin, where she was awarded the college Gold Medal for excellence. She has received coaching at the National Opera Studio of London and studied with Christa Ludwig at the Vienna Staatsoper.
In 2007 Celine was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal at the Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens. Other awards include the Margaret Burke-Sheridan Gold Medal in 2009 for her contribution to the Arts, the William Young Prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition, Dublin 2007 and the ‘Brabants Dagblad Press Prize’ at the IVC International Singing Competition in s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Celine’s repertoire includes Oratorio, Opera, Operetta and Lieder.
Works performed include Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Fauré), Mass in C (Mozart), Requiem Mass (Mozart), St. Paul (Mendelssohn), Elijah (Mendelssohn), Rückert Lieder (Mahler), Drei Lieder (Korngold), Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 (Villa-Lobos) and Vier letzte Lieder (Strauss). Her roles include Cio-Cio San Madama Butterfly, Tosca Tosca, Countess Almaviva Le Nozze Di Figaro, Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Nora Riders To The Sea, Nedda I Pagliacci, Liù Turandot, Lauretta Gianni Schicchi, Wally La Wally, Rosalinde Die Fledermaus, Micaëla Carmen, Hanna Glawari The Merry Widow, Marguerite Faust, Rusalka Rusalka, Juliette Roméo et Juliette, Agathe Der Freischütz, Die Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier and Ann Chute Lily of Killarney
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