Following 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.
Her 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.
The soprano 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.