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Kate McCarney



Mezzo-soprano Kate McCarney is a member of the Royal Opera Chorus. Her many solo roles for The Royal Opera include Orphan (Der Rosenkavalier), Fekluša (Kát’a Kabanová), Voice of an unborn child (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Maid (Simon Boccanegra), Dachshund (The Cunning Little Vixen), Confidante (Elektra), Bridesmaid (Le nozze di Figaro), Coryphée (Iphigénie en Tauride), Page (Lohengrin), Attendant (Tannhäuser) and Lay Sister (Suor Angelica).

McCarney was born in Belfast and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio. She has sung principal roles with all the leading British opera companies, Israeli Opera, Pocket Opera Company, Nuremberg, and at the Batignano Festival. In Ireland she has sung with Northern Ireland Opera, Castleward Opera, Dublin Grand Opera and Opera Theatre Company, and at the Wexford Festival. She was one of four soloists in the nationally televised Prince’s Trust concert to mark the official opening of the Belfast Waterfront Hall.

In concert McCarney has appeared as a soloist throughout the UK and in France, Mexico, Spain and Holland.