Matthew Mannion is a masters student in the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he studies with Owen Gilhooly and Dearbhla Collins. Recently he was a finalist in the Glenarm Festival of Voice Competition and also performed the role of Melisso in Handel’s Alcina with the Saluzzo Opera Academy. He was selected as a guest artist as part of the Rising Stars 2021 Concert Series at University Concert Hall, Limerick. He has sung the roles of Giove in Francesco Cavalli’s La Calisto (RIAM 2020) and was a guest artist in the Festival of Voice with Tara Erraught (Drogheda Classical Music). In 2018-19 he created the role of Owen in Tom Lane’s The Stalls at Cork Opera House, sang First Priest in Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Irish National Opera), Surgeon in the Irish premiere of Stephen McNeff’s Banished (RIAM), created the role of Liam in Tom Lane’s BackStage (Cork Midsummer Festival) and sang the title role in the Irish premiere of Judith Weir’s Scipio’s Dream (RIAM). His other roles include Samuel in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera Productions), Guglielmo in Mozart’s Così fan tutte (Flat Pack Music), Marchese in Verdi’s La traviata, Morales in Bizet’s Carmen (Lyric Opera Productions), the Imperial Commissioner in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Lyric Opera Productions/Bowdon Festival), Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Opera Britain), Bartolo in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama), and Second Elder in Handel’s Susanna (DIT/Yorke Trust).