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 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, 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 (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.