Celine Byrne is a Lyric Soprano who made her operatic début as Mimi in La Bohéme in 2010 and in the seasons that followed she has performed extensively throughout Europe, as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico. She has sung with world renowned tenors José Carreras, Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna and Andrea Bocelli and has sung for such dignitaries as HRH Queen Elizabeth, President Barack Obama, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict. Her compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world.
Celine, a native of Naas, Co. Kildare began her singing career as part of Naas Musical society singing such roles as Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady), Magnolia (Show Boat) and Anna Glavari in the Merry Widow for which she won the national AIMS Award for Best Singer and Best Overall Performance. She obtained her Music Degree from the DIT, Dublin followed by a Masters from the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Celine has received many awards and prizes for her singing and in 2007 Celine was awarded First Prize and Gold Medal at the International Maria Callas Grand Prix, Athens. She has appeared on many TV shows both in Ireland and abroad including her acclaimed performance in Centenary for RTÉ.
Her velvety, elegant voice has marked her out for stunning performances with her operatic roles as Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with the Moscow State Opera, Floria Tosca in Tosca with Opera Østfold in association with Norway National Opera and Die Marschallin in Der Rosenkavlier in Germany and Micaela in Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to name but a few. She recently performed in the Summer Gala with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic under André Lenard. Future engagements include Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder in Austria, a concert in Carnegie Hall, NY; a recording of Verdi's Requiem with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra; and the Celine Byrne Christmas Gala in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin.
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