Aoife Miskelly | Soprano

Soprano

Aoife Miskelly

Biography

Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly studied as a Sickle Foundation Scholar on the Opera Masters degree course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2012 with the Regency Award. During her studies, Aoife was a Kathleen Ferrier Awards finalist (2010), won a BBC Northern Ireland Young Artists Platform Award, and was a Samling Scholar, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie Young Artist and Britten-Pears Young Artist. Aoife was the winner of the Hampshire National Singing Competition in 2011, the Bernadette Greevy Bursary in 2011, finalist in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition 2013, and finalist in the 2015 Wigmore Hall Song Competition.

Recent and future engagements include role debuts as Duchess/Bottle in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Vixen Sharpears in Janácek’s The Cunning little Vixen, and Clorinda La Cenerentola for Welsh National Opera, Claire de Loone in Bernstein’s On The Town in Tokyo and Hyogo, Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for Irish National Opera, and Susanna Le Nozze di Figaro for Nevill Holt Opera.

Aoife is also a very keen oratorio singer, including performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John and Matthew Passions, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C (in Cologne Cathedral), Carissimi’s Jepthe (St. John’s, Smith Square), Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Laudate Pueri Dominum, and Saul (conducted by Laurence Cummings), Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Exultate Jubilate, Orff’s Carmina Burana (Ulster Orchestra), Poulenc’s Gloria, Stravinsky’s Mass, Varese’s Nocturnal and Vivaldi’s Gloria.

November 2021