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Paula Murrihy

Mezzo-Soprano

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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English National Opera celebrate Queen Elizabeth II

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Mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy and Claire Barnett-Jones join the cast of English National Opera's upcoming concert performance of Britten's Gloriana, in tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and in celebration of her life and reign.

Conducted by Martyn Brabbins and director by Ruth Knight, Paula Murrihy returns to the role of Frances, Countess of Wessex, and Claire Barnett-Jones sings housewife. Paula and Claire will sing alongside Christine Rice as Elizabeth I, Robert Murray as Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, Duncan Rock as Lord Mountjoy, Eleanor Dennis as Penelope and David Soar as Sir Walter Raleigh.

Gloriana will take place at the London Coliseum on Thursday 8 December at 7pm. For further information visit the English National Opera website here.

Following her performance in London, Paula goes on to Austria later in the month for a New Year's Concert at the Tiroler Winterfestspiele in Erl, conducted by Roland Böer, and in the New Year returns to Copenhagen for further performances of Carmen.

Celebrating the festive season, Claire will sing Handel's Messiah with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, and moving into 2023 makes debut with Welsh National Opera in a tour of the UK as 3rd Lady The Magic Flute.

Posted 05/12/2022

 

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Repertoire Includes

Concert

BACH

Mass in B Minor

Christmas Oratorio

St John Passion

St Matthew Passion

Easter Oratorio

Ascension Oratorio

BEETHOVEN

Missa Solemnis

Symphony No. 9

BERLIOZ

Les nuits d'été

HANDEL

Messiah

Alexander’s Feast

Semele

Solomon

HARBISON

Symphony No. 6

HAYDN

Harmoniemesse

Missa in Tempore Belli

Paukenmesse

HILLIER

The Destruction of Jerusalem 

 

HONNEGER

Judith

        

MAHLER

Das Knaben Wunderhorn

Das Lied Von der Erde

Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen

 

MENDELSSOHN

Elijah 

MOZART

Reqiuem

PERGOLESI

Stabat Mater

ROSSINI

Petite Messe Solennelle
Stabat Mater

SCHUBERT

Mass in C

VIVALDI

Gloria

Opera

BARTÓK

Bluebeard’s Castle (Judith)

BERLIOZ

Benvenuto Cellini (Ascanio)

BIZET

Carmen (Carmen)

BRITTEN

Albert Herring (Nancy)

Gloriana (Frances Countess of Essex)

CAVALLI

La Calisto (Diana)

CESTI

Orontea (Orontea)

CHABRIER

L’etoile (Lazuli)

Une Education Manquée (Helene)

CORIGLIANO

Ghosts of Versailles (Cherubino)

DE FALLA

El Corregidor Y La Molinara

DONIZETTI

Lucia Di Lammermoor (Alisa)

FAURÉ

Pénélope (Pénélope)

GLUCK

Ezio (Fulvia)

GOUNOD

Roméo Et Juliette (Stéphano)

HANDEL

Alcina (Ruggiero)

Ariodante (Ariodante)

Giulio Cesare (Cesare)

Radamisto (Polissena)

Semele (Juno/Ino)

Xerxes (Amastre)

HUMPERDINCK

Hänsel Und Gretel (Hänsel)

MONTEVERDI

Orfeo (Messagiera)

MOZART

Cosi Fan Tutte (Dorabella)

La Clemenza Di Tito (Annio)

Die Zauberflöte (2nd Lady)

Le Nozze Di Figaro (Cherubino)

OFFENBACH

Les Contes D’hoffmann (Nicklausse)

PASATIERI

Hotel Casablanca (Lucy Perez)

PROKOFIEV

The Gambler (Blanche)

PUCCINI

La Rondine (Suzy)

PURCELL

Dido & Aeneas (Dido)

The Indian Queen (Teculihuatzin)

RAVEL

L’enfant Et Les Sortileges (La Chatte/ L’Ecureuil)

L’heure Espagnole (Concepción)

ROSSINI

Il Viaggio A Reims (Maddalena)

J. STRAUSS

Die Fledermaus (Orlofsky)

R. STRAUSS

Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian)

STRAVINSKY

The Rake’s Progress (Baba the Turk)

SUSA

Transformations (Good Witch)

VERDI

Don Carlo (Tebaldo)

Falstaff (Meg Page)

La Traviata (Flora)