International prize-winning baritone Gavan Ring studied at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian’s College, Mullingar, before reading education and music at Dublin City University, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the National Opera Studio in London. He makes his Irish National Opera debut as Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Opera highlights include leading roles at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Wexford Festival Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera Rara, Wide Open Opera and Opera Theatre Company. Concert highlights include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Mark Elder.
Recent work includes the roles of Ping in Puccini’s Turandot and Novice’s Friend in Britten’s Billy Budd for Opera North; Horatio in Brett Dean’s Hamlet for a Glyndebourne Tour, the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Welsh National Opera and Olivier in Strauss’s Capriccio for Garsington Festival Opera
Recitals for BBC Radio 3 and at the Wigmore Hall include partnerships with pianists Eugene Asti, Simon Lepper and Graham Johnson. Gavan is generously supported by an Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon Next Generation Bursary.