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Paula Murrihy


Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy enjoys a busy career working at the highest level on both sides of the Atlantic. Previously a member of the ensemble at the Oper Frankfurt, Paula’s roles have included creating the title role Carmen in Barrie Kosky’s iconic production, Octavian Der Rosenkavalier, Dido Dido and Aeneas, title role Pénélope and Polissena Radamisto. Notable appearances have also included the role of Komponist in Katie Mitchell’s production of Ariadne auf Naxos at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, Nicklausse Les Contes d'Hoffmann for the Palau de les Arts, Valencia cond. Marc Minkowski, Stéphano Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera, title role Ariodante for the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Idamante Idomeneo for the Salzburg Festival. She begins the 2022-23 season singing Donna Elvira Don Giovanni for the Royal Opera House, and future role debuts include Didon Les Troyens and Dejanira Hercules.

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Return to the role of Judith in Bregenz

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Paula Murrihy returns to the role of Judith in Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, performing alongside the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo McFall and singing opposite Gabor Bretz as Bluebeard.

Concert performances of the Hungarian opera will take place at both the Montforthaus in Feldkirch on Saturday 14 January, and the Festspielhaus Bregenz, Austria, on Sunday 15 January.

Following her time in Austria, Paula will return to Copenhagen for further performances  of Carmen, before returning to her native Ireland as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier with Irish National Opera.

For further details on Paula's performances of Bluebeard's Castle, visit the Vorarlberg Symphony Orchestra website here.

Posted 11/01/2023