Celine Byrne


Last season 2019/20, Irish soprano Celine Byrne enjoyed highly successful performances in Bangkok alongside Jose Carerras in her 11th season of appearing in concert with the artist.  She returned to Irish National Opera for the role of Micaela Carmen, and made an important debut at Staatstheatre Hamburg as Mimi La Bohéme. Upcoming engagements this season include Mimi at Hong Kong Opera, and she travels to St. Margarethen during the summer for the role of Liu Turandot.

Recent highlights include the artist’s American opera debut as Magda La Rondine at Minnesota Opera; in Germany at Staatstheater Kassel she appeared in the title role Madama Butterfly and revived the role at Irish National Opera in a highly lauded production that included a live television broadcast. She made her debut at Santiago’s Theater Municipal in Chile as the Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier and on her return to Ireland, sang the role of Marietta/Marie Die Tote Stadt with RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.

“However, it was the glorious voice of soprano Celine Byrne and her thoroughly convincing portrayal of the doomed Cio-Cio-San that made last night’s staging such a spectacular triumph.”

Bachtrack, Andrew Larkin, 25 March 2019

As Magda, the high society mistress of a powerful Parisian, Irish soprano Celine Byrne proves the ideal match for Puccini’s demanding arias. The composer asks for several soft upper-register entrances, and Byrne made each swoon-inducing with her impeccable control and tenderness.

Pioneer Press, Rob Hubbard, 7 October 2018

J. Benedict ​ Ann Chute (Lily of Killarney)
G. Bizet ​ Micaela (Carmen)
A. Catalani Wally (La Wally)
A. Dvorak ​ Rusalka (Rusalka)
C. Gounod ​ Margeurite (Faust)
E. Korngold Marietta/Marie (Die Tote Stadt)
F. Lehar ​ Anna Glavari (The Merry Widow)
R. Leoncavallo ​ Nedda (I Pagliacci)
W.A. Mozart​ Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni)

G. Puccini Magda (La Rondine)

Mimi (La Boheme)

Liu (Turandot)

Tosca (Tosca)

Cio Cio San (Madama Butterfly)

Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi)

Strauss ​ Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier)
G. Verdi ​ Elizabetta (Don Carlo)
Wagner ​ Ortlinde (Walküre)
R. Vaughan Williams ​ Nora (Riders to the Sea)
C. M. von Weber ​ Agathe (Der Freischutz)
J. Brahms ​ Requiem
G. Faure ​ Requiem
G.F. Handel ​ Messiah
J. Korngold ​ Drei Lieder op. 18
G. Mahler ​ Symphony No. 4

Ruckert Lieder

F. Mendelssohn ​ Elijah

St. Paul

W.A. Mozart Missa in C (Coronation Mass)

Missa Brevis in B flat (K275)


R. Strauss ​ Vier letzte Lieder
Verdi​ Requiem