Celine Byrne

Soprano

Irish soprano Celine Byrne begins Season 2019/20 with concert appearances in Bangkok alongside Jose Carerras in her 11th season of singing with the artist. Returning to Europe, she makes two important debuts, first at Opéra National de Paris as Ortlinde Die Walküre and later at Staatstheatre Hamburg as Mimi La Bohéme. She returns to Ireland to sing the role of Micaela Carmen with Irish National Opera, and revives the role of Mimì for performances with Opera Idaho. Celine travels to St. Margarethen to appear as Liu Turandot, and in December, she hosts her annual Christmas Gala at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Theater.

“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)

Requiem

R. Strauss ​ Vier letzte Lieder
Verdi​ Requiem