Cork mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan, praised for her “bewitchingly beautiful, dark vibrant voice” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin under Veronica Dunne and is a multiple prize winner in various competitions. She was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich from 2016 to 2018. She made her Irish National Opera debut as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly last March. Other stage appearances include Dritte Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Secretary in Menotti’s The Consul, and, in German-language productions, Prostitute in Janáček’s Aus einem Totenhaus (From the House of the Dead), Sister in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, and Barena in Janáček’s Jenůfa. She has also appeared in concert in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavavlier at Carnegie Hall, New York, under Kirill Petrenko, and in Cousser’s The Applause of Mount Parnassus at the Wigmore Hall, London, with Ensemble Marsyas under the musical direction of Peter Whelan. Her engagements for the 2018-19 season include Prostitute in Aus einem Totenhaus under Simone Young, Kate Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Bavarian State Opera, and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto with Cork Operatic Society. Her upcoming concert and oratorio schedule includes Elgar‘s Sea Pictures at the Prinzregententheater as part of the Munich Festspiele in July 2019.