Paula Murrihy Mezzo-soprano

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Previously a member of the Ensemble at the Oper Frankfurt, Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy has sung the title-role in Barry Kosky’s production of Carmen, which she revived in Frankfurt in 2020 and at Det Kongelige Teater in 2022-23. Recently, she made her debut in the title role of Ariodante in a live streamed concert performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow. She made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Stephano (Roméo et Juliette) and Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona as the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos). She also sang Nicklausse (The Tales of Hoffmann) at Palau de les Arts reina Sofia in Valencia and returned to the Royal Opera House to sing Elvira (Don Giovanni).

In 2020, Paula Murrihy released her debut solo album with American pianist Tanya Blaich on Orchid Classics. Titled I will walk with my love, it explores lieder, folk inspired songs and myths and features works by Brahms, Mahler, Debussy and Grieg, as well as traditional Irish folk songs. In the 2023-24 season, Paula Murrihy will make her Komische Oper Berlin debut as Dejanira (Hercules) and return to the Santa Fe Opera to sing (Der Rosenkavalier). On the concert platform, she joined the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra to sing Didon (Les Troyens) in Salzburg, Versailles and La-Côte-Saint-André as well as Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust) with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest.

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