Mairéad Buicke | Soprano

Soprano

Mairéad Buicke

20 Shots of Opera

Biography

Irish soprano Mairéad Buicke has performed major roles with English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Mid Wales Opera. She has worked with the directors David Alden, Jonathan Miller, Robert Carsen and John Copley and the conductors Edward Gardner, Laurent Wagner, Stephen Barlow and Gerhard Markson, and has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of St Cecilia, Ulster Chamber Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra and English Northern Philharmonia. Her operatic repertoire includes Mimì and Musetta in Puccini’s La bohème, Fiordiligi Così fan tutte, the title role in Puccini’s Tosca, Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, Pamina and First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata, Sylviane in Lehár’s The Merry Widow, Paquette in Bernstein’s Candide, Karolka in Janáček’s Jenůfa, Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Antonia in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Mařenka Smetana’s The Bartered Bride. In concert she ha sung Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Second Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes at the BBC Proms, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony and Music from Egmont, Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Handel’s Messiah, Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and the title role in William Vincent Wallace’s opera Maritana to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the Royal Dublin Society. She has also sung as a soprano soloist with Ireland’s RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Fourth and Eighth Symphonies, as well as in RTÉ’s eight-part television series, Mozart Sessions.