Dublin mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Veronica Dunne. She went on to become a member of the Atelier Lyrique Opera Studio at Opéra national de Paris, followed by two years with the International Opera Studio at Zurich Opera House in Switzerland. She has performed in some of the world’s leading opera houses, including Enrichetta di Francia in Bellini’s I puritani (Opéra Bastille, Paris), Le Pâtre in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges (Opéra Garnier, Paris), Alisa in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Zurich Opera House), and Anna in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (National Opera House, Wexford). Her performances with INO include Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Linda Buckley’s GLAOCH, Elaine Agnew and Jessica Traynor’s Paper Boat, Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda and, most recently, Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Gaiety Theatre. In 2021 she co-founded a new chamber ensemble, Trio Cantare, with pianist Cahal Masterson and cellist Yseult Cooper-Stockdale. Their debut recital was part of the Drogheda Classical Music Festival in October 2021, and was later broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm.