Chosen as one of GoldenPlec’s 2018 Ones to Watch, Amy Ní Fhearraigh is a Dublin-based soprano under the tutelage of Sinéad Campbell-Wallace. She graduated from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Music Pedagogy degree. She is a multiple competition prizewinner in both DIT’s in-house competitions and the ESB Feis Ceoil at which, in 2016, she won the Dramatic Cup & Tony Quigley Award and secured an invitation to perform in the ESB Feis Ceoil Gala Concert.
She recently made her debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in a live broadcast on Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive and her professional role-debut as Frasquita in Lyric Opera’s production of Bizet’s Carmen last year. In October she made her debut with Opera Collective Ireland in the Irish premiere of Britten’s Owen Wingrave conducted by Stephen Barlow where her handling of the role of Mrs Julian was praised as a “stunning performance” in which “her voice and physicality [created] a character of delicious fury”. Other operatic roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the title role in Handel’s Susanna, Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Lucinde in Gluck’s Armide.
Other notable repertoire includes covering the soprano role of Hannah in Donnacha Dennehy’s critically acclaimed, The Second Violinist, and the role of La Cugina in a concert performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with the RTÉ National Concert Orchestra. She was recently invited to participate in the annual Glasthule Opera Gala conducted by David Brophy, and in the inaugural Rising Stars Concert at University Concert Hall, Limerick. She makes her Irish National Opera debut as Barbarina in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro in April.