Irish soprano Sinéad Mulhern makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2014/15 Season, singing 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 at the Centre de Formation Lyrique at the Opéra National de Paris. She came to international acclaim after she made a last-minute debut as Jenufa with Vienna State Opera. She has since sung around the world in a wide range of repertory, engagements including Violetta (La traviata) and Jenny Smith (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) for Komische Oper Berlin, Iseult (Le Vin herbé) for Opéra de Lyon, Maria (Mazepa) for Opera Ireland, Mimì (La bohème) for Frankfurt Opera, Sifare (Mitridate, re di Ponte) for Théatre du Châtelet, Leonore (Fidelio) in Wiesbaden, Marquise de Merteuil (Quartett) for La Scala, Milan, and in Lille, Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Governess (The Turn of the Screw) for Central City Opera, Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) in Indianola, 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.