Irish soprano Celine Byrne made her Royal Opera debut in 2012 singing the title role in the last act of Rusalka for one performance. She has since returned to sing First Flowermaiden (Parsifal) for The Royal Opera.
Byrne discovered a love of opera while she was working as an au pair in Milan, attending performances at La Scala. On returning to Ireland she trained at the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama and at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Her numerous awards include first prize and gold medal at the Maria Callas International Competition. She made her professional debut as Mimì (La bohème) for Scottish Opera. Her subsequent roles have included Agathe (Der Freischütz) at the Klagenfurt State Theatre, Micaëla (Carmen) for Moscow State Opera and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at Lismore Music Festival.
Byrne's concert appearances include performing international recital tours with Roberto Alagna, José Carreras and Joseph Calleja. She released her debut solo album For Eternity in 2010.