The Minella Hotel will once again host a popular artist in Clonmel
The Minella Hotel in Clonmel will host a very special and popular guest next Sunday evening.
Céline Byrne, a lyric soprano, will be back in the room where she performed regularly with great success with a grateful audience.
Céline Byrne is an operatic soprano from Kildare, Ireland. She obtained her Masters of 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.
Additionally, she holds a music degree with honors from the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the College Gold Medal for Excellence. She coached at the National Opera Studio in London and studied with Christa Ludwig at the Staatsoper in Vienna.
In 2007, Céline received the First Prize and the Gold Medal at the Grand Prix Maria Callas in Athens.
Other awards include the Margaret Burke-Sheridan Gold Medal in 2009, 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, USA. Netherlands.
Celine is now recognized nationally and internationally as one of opera’s greatest stars. An interpreter of “beautiful lyrical quality and touching actress” (Opera Magazine), Céline made her operatic debut in 2010 in the role of Mimi in La Bohème.
In 2012, she was to be heard at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in the lead role of Rusalka by Dvorak, which she took over at short notice.
Soon after she was invited again to sing 1 Blumenmädchen in Parsifal followed by Micaela in Carmen and in the seasons that followed she performed all over Europe as well as in the United States, in China, Russia and Mexico.
A frequent concert performer, Céline is well known to Irish and international audiences and has also performed with world renowned tenors José Carreras, Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja.
Future commitments include concerts with José Carreras in Europe, China and Russia and a concert with Marcello Alverez in October in Thailand at the Bangkok Festival of Music and Dance. Celine has also performed in concert with Bryn Terfel and recently sang with him accompanied by the Borusan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sasha Goetzel. Recent concerts include Vier Letzte Lieder by Richard Strauss in Austria, a recording of Verdi’s Requiem with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Lenard and a concert with The Sun Valley Summer Symphony in America.
Her recent roles include her American operatic debut as Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine with Minnesota Opera, Donna Elvira with the Israeli Opera of Tel Aviv conducted by Daniel Oren and directed by Kasper Holten, Floria Tosca (Tosca) Mikhailovsky Opera, St. Petersburg, Liu (Turandot) and Elizabeth (Don Carlo) in Leipzig and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf and Madama Butterfly with Staatstheater Kassel and Irish National Opera.
More recent performances include Die Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier in Santiago and Marietta/Marie in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in NCH, Dublin and Mimi with the Hamburg State Opera.
This season, Céline is to play Mimi in La Bohème with the Irish National Opera, Micaela in Carmen with Opera Kansas and Liu at St Margarethen and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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