Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is an alumna of the RIAM, Dublin, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, and the Oper Frankfurt Young Artists programme. Her opera repertoire includes Sesto in Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Piacere in Handel’s Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, the title role in Handel’s Ariodante, and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She recently created the role of Amy in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s Fedora prize-winning opera The Second Violinist.
She is in demand on the concert platform across Europe. Her concert and extensive oratorio repertoire includes most of the major works by Mozart, Bach, Handel, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Duruflé, and she is also a dedicated recitalist. Upcoming highlights include London and Amsterdam opera debuts in The Second Violinist, her Wexford Festival Opera debut as Lucy Talbot in the European première of William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight in October, and Vivaldi and Handel arias with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Recordings include Gilbert & Cellier’s comic opera The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and La traviata on DVD alongside Thomas Hampson and Marina Rebeka with the NDR Radiophilhamonie. A disc of Schubert songs is planned for 2019.