Rory Dunne studied as a singer and as an actor, and is a graduate of both the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (BMus Hons) and The Bull Alley Theatre Training Company.
His career has led him to work with Irish National 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.
His roles include Colline (Puccini's La bohème), The Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado), Monterone (Verdi's Rigoletto), 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 a national tour of Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and Handel’s Semele with Opera Collective Ireland. He is a current member of the ABL Aviation Opera Studio.