Deborah Sanders

Arts Management

Celine Byrne


Irish soprano Celine Byrne’s recent highlights include the title role Madama Butterfly at Bregenz Festival on the Lake Stage, her highly successful concert appearances in Bangkok alongside Jose Carerras and Joseph Calleja (in her 11th season appearing with the artist); her return to Irish National Opera for the role of Micaela Carmen and Marschallin Der Rosenkavalier as well as her debut at Staatstheater Hamburg as Mimi La Boheme.


Past successes 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