Celine Byrne

Soprano

Biography

Irish soprano Celine Byrne opens the 2017-2018 season as the title role of Tosca with the Mikhailovsky Opera, St. Petersburg in a production that she will sing in Dublin this March. Additional highlights include Donna Elvira in Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni with the Israeli Opera, Elisabetta in Don Carlo with Oper Leipzig, and Contessa Almaviva in a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at the Theater Bonn. In concert, Ms. Byrne will sing Verdi’s Requiem with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Lenard (to be recorded for commercial release), Richard Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder in Austria, and gala concerts with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Future highlights include her North American opera debut, new productions of Madama Butterfly in Europe, and Die Feldmarschallin in South America.

Ms. Byrne came to international prominence in 2012, when she sang the title role of Dvorak’s Rusalka at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at short notice. Since then, she has returned to Covent Garden as Micaela in Carmen and the first Blumenmädchen in a new production of Parsifal. Recent highlights include Contessa Almaviva, Die Feldmarschallin, and Marietta/Marie in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt at the Staatstheater Kassel, Liu at the Oper Leipzig and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Elisabetta in a new production of Don Carlo at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Cio-Cio-San at the Moscow State Opera. She is also familiar to both Irish and international audiences for her concert appearances with José Carreras, Roberto Alagna, Joseph Calleja, and Bryn Terfel, with whom she recently sang alongside the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Reviews

“Byrne’s voice was certainly the most striking of the evening, its pellucid quality bound to melt even the most obdurate man.”

Andrew Larkin

Bachtrack

“Her mesmerizing piano tones („Abend sinkt im Hag“) and her warning that is sung from the rear of the stage are breathtaking. The soprano masters tremendously well also as an actress.”

Bernd Stopka

Online Musik Magazine

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