her debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as the title role of Jenůfa, the Financial Times praised Irish soprano Sinéad Mulhern as
having “precisely the combination of innocence and depth that the title role
demands, and a voice capable of representing Jenůfa’s huge emotional journey
without ever losing its purity of tone.”
In the 2013-14 season, she returned to the leading role of
Marquise de Merteuil in Francesconi’s Quartett in performances at Opéra
de Lille, after recently singing the role at the Teatro alla Scala. She also
returned to Central City Opera for the Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro
and sang her first performances of Britten’s War Requiem with the
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as well as Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony
with the Reno Philharmonic.
engagements next season include her debut with the Royal Opera House at Covent
Garden in Die Zauberflöte, Anne
Sørensen in the European premiere of Silent
Night at the Wexford Festival, Leonore in a new production of Fidelio at the Salzburg Landestheater
and a recital at Opéra de Lille.
In 2013, Sinéad reprised the Governess in The Turn of the
Screw in her debut with New Israeli Opera and sang her first performances
of another Britten heroine, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, with Des
Moines Metro Opera as well as returning to Asia for performances of Antonia,
Giulietta, and Stella in Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Opera Hong Kong.
made her debut at the Teatro alla Scala in the 2010-11 season as Marquise de
Merteuil in the world premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Quartett and recently debuted with the Vienna Staatsoper as the
title role in Jenůfa where she has
since returned for Mimì in La Bohème
and Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro.