Aoife Miskelly | Soprano

Soprano

Aoife Miskelly

Biography

Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly studied as a Sickle Foundation Scholar on the Opera Masters degree course at the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2012 with the Regency Award. During her studies, she was a Kathleen Ferrier Awards finalist (2010), won a BBC Northern Ireland Young Artists Platform Award, and was a Samling Scholar, Internationale Meistersinger Akademie Young Artist and Britten-Pears Young Artist. She was the winner of the Hampshire National Singing Competition in 2011, the Bernadette Greevy Bursary in 2011, finalist in the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition 2013, and finalist in the Wigmore Hall Song Competition 2015.

Recent and future engagements include role debuts as Vixen Sharpears in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola (both for Welsh National Opera), Claire de Loone in Bernstein’s On The Town in Tokyo and Hyogo, Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in her company debut with Irish National Opera, and Susanna in that same opera for Nevill Holt Opera, together with concert performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, as a soloist with Berlin's RIAS Kammerchor, the Mozart Requiem with the Ulster Orchestra, and engagements in Vienna and Bratislava.

She is also a very keen oratorio singer, and her repertoire includes Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St John and St Matthew Passions, his cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen and Magnificat, Beethoven’s Mass in C (in Cologne Cathedral), Carissimi’s Jephte (St. John’s, Smith Square, London), Handel’s Messiah, Dixit Dominus, Laudate Pueri Dominum, and Saul (conducted by Laurence Cummings), Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Exultate, jubilate, Orff’s Carmina Burana (Ulster Orchestra), Poulenc’s Gloria, Stravinsky’s Mass, Varese’s Nocturnal and Vivaldi’s Gloria.