I will be so happy to return home to Dublin in March to sing the title role of Tosca. I’ve been away in Israel for two months singing in Covent Garden’s production of Don Giovanni with Daniel Oren. Next I will go to rehearse a new production of Tosca in Salzburg and then home to my beloved Ireland to sing in Mikhailovsky Theater’s production of Tosca at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre which runs from March 14-18.
Not only do I get to perform the role at home but I get to perform with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mikhail Tatarnikov. I’m so happy that I get to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the green grass of home.
Celine will perform popular operatic arias such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Un bel Di from Madame Butterfly and Nella Fantasia along with festive favourites such as the haunting In The Bleak Mid-Winter, O Holy Night and White Christmas (to name but a few). Celine will be joined onstage by Karl McGuckin accompanied by her festive orchestra under the baton of David Brophy. A night of inspirational music, not to be missed.
Celine Byrne is an Irish Soprano who’s compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world. A performer of fine lyrical quality and a touching actor, Byrne made her operatic début as Mimi, in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme. In the four seasons that have followed, her reputation and the demand for her tonal beauty and has seen her perform extensively throughout Europe as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico.
Noted for the ease with which she manages to combine power and confidence with delicate and heartfelt intensity, Byrne’s velvety voice has marked her out for her outstanding performances as Mimi (La Bohéme), Rusalka (Rusalka), Liu (Turandot) with Opera Leipzig and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf and most recently for her performances described as “stunning” and “esqisite” in her American debut as Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine with Minnesota Opera.
A frequent concert performer, Celine Byrne is very familiar to both Irish and international audiences. Most recently she performed with José Carreras in Cologne and has performed with many artists including Andrea Bocelli, Gavin James, Imelda May and Placid Domingo. National Concert Hall regulars have enjoyed her appearances with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, while her lush tones have filled stages from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s famous Carnegie Hall.
Celine Byrne’s strong, lustrous voice, impressive poise and assured acting ability sees her star continue to brighten. Future operatic engagements include performances the title role of Madama Butterfly in Germany and with Irish National Opera in the BGET, Dublin; Der Rosenkavalier in Santiago and a concert performance of Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt with the RTE NSO in the National Concert Hall, Dublin.