Megan O'Neill | Soprano


Megan O'Neill


Megan O’Neill is a soprano from County Kerry. She is currently studying with Prof. Mary Brennan and Dr Andrew Synnott and is in third year of the Doctor in Music Performance Degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She completed the BMus Degree at Maynooth University in 2018 and graduated with a First-Class Honours degree. In August 2020, she completed the Masters in Music Performance Degree at RIAM, where she also received a First Class-Honours. Most recently, Megan made her National Opera House debut, playing the titular role of Cinderella, an opera by Alma Deutscher, at Wexford Festival Opera as part of the Wexford Factory programme. In the 2022 Feis Ceoil, Megan was the winner of the Gervase Elwes Memorial Cup. She was also awarded the 2022 RDS Music Bursary of €15,000, and the 2023 RDS Collins Memorial Award of €2,000. 

In December 2022, she gave a recital at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, which also included the première of For Gertie, a song cycle by Andrew Synnott. Megan played the role of Teen polar bear in The Scorched Earth Trilogy, a street art opera by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff, which was produced by Irish National Opera and Dumbworld in March 2022. In association with Cardiff Singer of the World, The Scorched Earth Trilogy will be playing in venues across Wales in June 2023. She played the role of Signora Avoglio in All the Angels by Nick Drake, which took place in the Everyman Theatre, Cork, and Smock Alley, Dublin, from October 2021 to December 2021. She is also a company chorus member with Irish National Opera.