Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy enjoys a busy career at the highest level in both Europe and the US. She was previously a member of the ensemble at Oper Frankfurt, where her roles included the title role in Bizet’s Carmen in Barrie Kosky’s iconic production, Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, and title role in Fauré’s Pénélope. Recent highlights include her house debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, in the title of Handel’s Ariodante, her debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Stéphano in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, a return to Santa Fe Opera as Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina and Orlofsky in Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, and the Salzburg Festival as Idamante in Peter Sellars’ production of Mozart’s Idomeneo. She recently made her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as Komponist in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, returned to the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía as Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, appeared with the Dutch National Opera as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, at Zurich Opera House as Concepcion in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole and at the Teatro Real in Madrid as Countess of Essex in Britten’s Gloriana. She works regularly with MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis, and toured the EU and Russia with them in Mozart’s Da Ponte operas. In her 2022-23 season she sings Carmen at the Royal Danish Opera, returns to the Royal Opera House in London as Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Oper Frankfurt as Dejanira in Handel’s Hercules, and Santa Fe Opera as Messaggeria in Monteverdi’s Orfeo.