Rory Dunne studied as a singer and as an actor, and is a graduate of both the TUDublin Conservatoire (BMus Hons) and The Bull Alley Theatre Training Company.
His career has led him to work with Irish National Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Cork Opera House, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera Collective Ireland, Lyric Opera Productions, Opera in the Open and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra Chorus, performing roles in the National Opera House, Wexford, National Concert Hall, Bord Báis Energy Theatre and Buxton Opera House. He has been awarded prizes from Feis Ceoil, Bernadette Greevy Bursary, Navan Choral Festival and the John McCormack Society, as well as being selected as a finalist in Northern Ireland Opera’s Glenarm Festival of Voice.
Performed roles roles include Colline (Puccini's La bohème), The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado), Monterone (Verdi's Rigoletto), Falstaff (Verdi’s Falstaff), Angelotti and Sciarrone (Puccini's Tosca), Pimpinone (Telemann's Pimpinone), Haly (Rossini's L'italiana in Algeri), Buck Mulligan (Eric Sweeney's Ulysses), Dottore Grenvil (Verdi's La traviata), Greatrakes (Raymond Deane's Vagabones), Bartolo (Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro), David (Barber's A Hand of Bridge), Boatswain (Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinafore), Talpa (Puccini's Il tabarro), Fiorello (Rossin's Il barbieri di Siviglia), and Dancaïre (Bizet's Carmen).
Upcoming engagements include Cosi fan tutte with the Vienna Opera Academy, Gianni Schicchi with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Semele with Opera Collective Ireland and Le Songe d’une nuit d’été and Il Capuleti e i Montecchi with Wexford Festival Opera . He is a past member of the ABL Aviation Opera Studio and a current member of the Wexford Festival Opera Factory.