Gemma Ní Bhriain | mezzo-soprano

mezzo-soprano

Gemma Ní Bhriain

Biography

Dublin mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain graduated in June 2014 with a BA in Music Performance from the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with Veronica Dunne. She was then invited to become a member of the Atelier Lyrique Opera Studio at Opéra national de Paris, and during her two seasons there she debuted in five roles, including two world premieres. From 2016 she spent two seasons at the International Opera Studio at Zurich Opera House. There she performed many roles including Cléone in Charpentier’s Médée, Le Pâtre, La Chatte and L’écureuil in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Zweite Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Valletto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Ramiro in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. Over the past number of years, she made her concert debuts at Théâtre de Champs-Elysées and for Radio France, and gave her solo recital debut at Amphithéâtre Bastille, Opéra national de Paris. In 2018 she made her company and role debut with Irish National Opera as Niklausse in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. In 2020 she performed in Linda Buckley’s Glaoch for INO’s 20 Shots of Opera and most recently she performed the role of Mother in Elaine Agnew’s Paper Boat, presented by Music for Galway in association with INO. Gemma is also part of a new chamber ensemble, Trio Cantare, with pianist Cahal Masterson and cellist Yseult Cooper-Stockdale. Their debut recital, at the Drogheda Classical Music Festival in October 2021, was later broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm.

May 2020