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Ailish Tynan


Ailish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2003, representing Ireland, she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

In opera she established herself with roles including Gretel, Hansel & Gretel, Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzellina Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose (The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Grange Park Opera); and Papagena Die Zauberflöte (Teatro alla Scala and The Royal Opera).

Among her notable concert appearances are Mahler Symphony No.8 (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Dresdner Philharmonie); Mahler Symphony No.4 (Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé); Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and RPO); Handel Messiah (AAM); and Haydn The Creation (CBSO). She has also appeared regularly at the BBC Proms.

Ailish is a passionate recitalist and performs regularly with pianists including Iain Burnside, James Baillieu, Graham Johnson and Simon Lepper at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Konserthuset Stockholm, Edinburgh, City of London, Gregynog, St. Magnus, Brighton and West Cork Music Festivals, and at the Vinterfespill in Norway. Her numerous recordings include Fauré Melodies (Opus Arte); Nacht und Träume (Delphian); An Irish Songbook (Signum); and Mahler Symphony No.8 (LSO Live). She has also been a Jury member at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and the Wigmore Hall Song Competition.

Highlights in future seasons include Mahler Symphony No.8 under Marc Albrecht in her debut with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Recitals at Wigmore Hall, her Carnegie Hall debut with The English Concert, and a much-anticipated return to Grange Park Opera.