Irish soprano Sinéad Mulhern made her Royal Opera debut in 2015 as First Lady (Die Zauberflöte).
Mulhern grew up in Dublin and moved to New York with her family as a teenager. She studied at the Juilliard School of Music, the Curtis Institute and the Centre de Formation Lyrique at the Paris Opéra. She came to international acclaim after she made a last-minute debut as Jenůfa with Vienna State Opera. She has since sung around the world in a wide range of repertory, engagements including Mimì (La bohème) and Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) in Vienna, Leonore (Fidelio) in Salzburg, Violetta (La traviata), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) and Jenny Smith (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) for Komische Oper Berlin, Iseult (Le Vin herbé) and Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) for Opéra de Lyon, Maria (Mazepa) for Opera Ireland, Mimì for Frankfurt Opera, Sifare (Mitridate, re di Ponte) for Théatre du Châtelet, Leonore (Fidelio) in Wiesbaden and with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Marquise de Merteuil (Quartett) for La Scala, Milan, and in Lille, Countess Almaviva and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Central City Opera, Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) for Des Moines Metro Opera, Anna Sorensen (Kevin Puts’s Silent Night) for Wexford Festival Opera and Giulietta, Antonia and Stella (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) in Hong Kong.
Mulhern’s concert repertory includes Haydn’s Creation, Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, Mahler’s Symphony no.4 and Shostakovich’s Symphony no.14. Her performances as a recitalist include a concert of Barber and Strauss songs for Opéra de Lille.