John Molloy is one of Ireland’s leading basses and hails from Birr. He studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and the National Opera Studio in London. He made his INO debut in 2018 as Antonio in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and in March 2021 performed Colline in Puccini’s La bohème. Roles he has undertaken for Opera Theatre Company include Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Trinity Moses in Weill’s Mahagonny, the title role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen and he also appeared in Stephen Deazley’s children’s opera BUG OFF!!! Other roles include Alidoro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Scottish Opera), Guccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (Royal Opera House, London), Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (English National Opera), Arthur in Peter Maxwell Davies’s The Lighthouse and the title role in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands), Le Commandeur in Thomas’s La cour de Célimène (Wexford Festival Opera), Angelotti in Puccini’s Tosca, Luka in Walton’s The Bear, Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (OTC and Northern Ireland Opera), Raimondo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera Holland Park), Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Bonze in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera Productions), Snug in Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream (Opera Ireland) and Henry Kissinger in John Adams’s Nixon in China (Wide Open Opera). International concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Missa solemnis , Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s St Paul , Haydn’s Creation , Handel’s Messiah and Stravinsky’s Renard.