Fionnuala McCarthy


Fionnuala McCarthy
The Irish soprano completed her musical studies in cello, voice and piano at the University of Johannesburg and at the Detmold Academy of Music.

She has had singing commitments in Mannheim, Düsseldorf and Berlin, where she has been a soloist at the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 1994. Her wide repertoire includes all the important lyric soprano roles such as Suor Angelica (Komische Oper Berlin), Juliette in Gounod’s ”Romeo et Juliette”, the Vixen in Janacek’s ”The Cunning Little Vixen”, Manon in Massenet’s ”Manon” and Sdenka in ”Arabella” (Deutsche Oper Berlin).

In Geneva, she made her debut as Fiordiligi in ”Cosi fan tutte” and Eva in ”Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” at the Vienna Volksoper, later also in Brussels and Antwerp, and Alice Ford in ”Falstaff” in Montpellier. From 2006 to 2008, she appeared at the Bayreuth Festival as Woglinde in the Ring of the Nibelungen under Christian Thielemann (CD recording also available).

The artist is also regularly active in concert, for example at ”Ruhr 2010” with ”Vier letzte Lieder” of Richard Strauss. She has made numerous recordings such as: Gustav Mahler’s ”Symphony No. 2”, Brahms ”A German Requiem” and Stravinsky’s ”Les Noces”.