Dublin-based soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh was chosen as one of GoldenPlec’s Ones to Watch 2018. She graduated from the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama with first class honours in the BMus Pedagogy degree and continues her studies under the tutelage of Sinéad Campbell-Wallace.
In April 2018 she made her Irish National Opera debut as Barbarina in the company’s critically-acclaimed production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro directed by Patrick Mason. In September 2017 she made her debut with Opera Collective Ireland as Mrs Julian in the Irish premiere of Britten’s Owen Wingrave conducted by Stephen Barlow, for which GoldenPlec noted “her voice and physicality creating a character of delicious fury” and praised her “stunning performance”.
Other operatic roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, the title role in Handel’s Susanna and Drusilla in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (DIT Opera Ensemble), Lucinde in Gluck’s Armide (The Yorke Trust) and Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen (Lyric Opera Productions).
She made her RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra debut in a live broadcast on Lorcan Murray’s Classic Drive on RTÉ lyric fm. She most recently participated in a Gala Concert at the Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts with the INO Orchestra conducted by Killian Farrell. She has performed in the annual Glasthule Opera Gala under David Brophy, and also for the inaugural Rising Stars Concert in the University Concert Hall, Limerick.
She has performed in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition’s annual Opera Gala Concerts for the past two years, and as part of the Drogheda Classical Music Series where she returned in February 2018. She has participated in masterclasses with Susan Bullock, Patricia Bardon, Brenda Hurley, Tara Erraught, and Sholto Kynoch. In July 2016 she attended the Oxenfoord Music Festival, Scotland, as a young artist where she worked with Malcolm Martineau, Martin Pickard, and Susanna Stranders.