Irish tenor Dean Power is currently a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, where he has been resident since graduating from the company’s Opera Studio at the end of the 2011-12 season. After ten years as an ensemble member, 20-21 will be his final season as he begins to expand upon his already growing career as an international solo guest artist. Dean is from Clarecastle, Ireland. He studied in Dublin with Mary Brennan and repetiteur Mairead Hurley at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama.
During his time at the Bayerische Staatsoper his roles have included Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer, in a new production of Abrahamson's The Snow Queen, Edmondo Manon Lescaut, Rustighello Lucrezia Borgia, Graf Elemer Arabella, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, and Graf Albert Die tote Stadt plus many more. Last season he made two notable role debuts as Rodrigo Otello and Spoletta Tosca as part of the Munich Opera Festival.
In 20-21, Dean will sing Froh Das Rheingold at the Staatstheater Kassel. In concert, he sings Ryba’s Stabat Mater with Prague Symphony Orchestra, as well as Mozart Requiem with the Irish Chamber Orchestra. In his final season at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Dean’s roles include Malcolm Macbeth, Jaquino Fidelio, Spoletta Tosca, Gherardo Gianni Schicchi and 4th Knappe Parsifal conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, both in Munich and on tour to Théâtre des Champs Elysées, amongst others. Further ahead, Dean will make his debut in the role of Lensky Eugene Onegin.