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Ailish Tynan


Irish soprano Ailish Tynan won the 2003 Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Ailish was a member of the prestigious Vilar Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist.

Ailish established herself with operatic roles including Gretel Hänsel und Gretel (The Royal Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera); Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims, Marzelline Fidelio and Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter The Nose (The Royal Opera); Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Grange Park Opera); Tigrane Radamisto (English National Opera); Papagena Die Zauberflöte (Teatro alla Scala and The Royal Opera); Despina Così fan tutte (Théâtre du Capitole); Héro Béatrice et Bénédict (Houston Grand Opera and Opéra Comique); Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Nannetta Falstaff and Atalanta Xerxes (Royal Swedish Opera); and Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring (Opéra Comique and Opéra de Rouen).

Notable concert appearances include Mahler Symphony No.8 (Dresdner Philharmonie, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonia Orchestra); Mahler Symphony No.4 (Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé); Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Britten War Requiem (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra); Handel Messiah (Academy of Ancient Music); and Haydn The Creation (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). She has also appeared regularly at the BBC Proms.

Ailish is a passionate recitalist performing internationally with pianists including Iain Burnside, James Baillieu, Graham Johnson and Simon Lepper. Her numerous recordings include Fauré Melodies (Opus Arte), Nacht und Träume (Delphian), An Irish Songbook (Signum), Mahler Symphony No.8 (LSO Live), and most recently Airs from another Planet with the Hebrides Ensemble (Delphian).

Last updated: Jul 2021