Dublin-born soprano Máire Flavin, a performer with an engaging presence and delightful charisma, makes her Irish National Opera debut in April with a role debut as Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
This season has also seen her create the role of Hannah in Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s award winning The Second Violinist for Landmark Productions/Wide Open Opera, and return to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem under Nathalie Stutzmann and another tour with Scottish Opera.
In 2016 she garnered critical acclaim with her role and house debut as Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte for Opera North — “the real discovery is the Irish soprano Máire Flavin, who is resplendent as Fiordiligi,” wrote The Guardian, adding, “Flavin has a perfectly proportioned Mozartian voice, with a glittering upper register that suggests she may be the next singer ready to graduate to greater things.” Other recent work has included Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème and Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Opera Theatre Company); the title role in Handel’s Agrippina (Opera Collective Ireland and Northern Irelans Opera); Mimì (Iford Festival Opera); and Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata.
Previous seasons’ highlights include roles with Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, Glyndebourne on Tour, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North and NI Opera, with conductors including Mark Wigglesworth, Lothar Koenigs, Jac van Steen, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Alan Buribayev, John Wilson, Jonathan Cohen and Christoph Poppen. She was an Opera Theatre Company Young Artist from 2007-8.