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.
Accompanied by her festive orchestra Celine will perform popular songs from the world of Opera and Operetta such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Un bel Di from Madame Butterfly and Villia from The Merry Widow along with festive favourites such as the haunting In The Bleak Mid-Winter, O Holy Night and White Christmas (to name but a few). 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, elegant soprano voice has marked her out for stunning performances as Mimi (La Bohéme), Rusalka (Rusalka), Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with the Moscow State Opera and most recently Elizabeth (Don Carlo) with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf.
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, Nicole Scherzinger, 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 as The Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music at the BGET, Liu (Turandot) in Germany, Tosca with Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Tel Aviv and a concert for Cartier in Dubai.