CARA O' SULLIVAN BIOGRAPHY
Cara O'Sullivan has become an artist with an impeccable operatic pedigree and has risen to prominence as one of Ireland's leading sopranos. She is an instinctive performer with a remarkably full voice, exciting and dramatic, yet always performs with great sensitivity. She has shown herself to be a fearless vocal artist, whether singing Mozart, Verdi, Donizetti or Puccini.
Cara's operatic engagements have taken her all over the world, performing with Glyndebourne on Tour, The Royal Opera House, Welsh National Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera de Nantes, Opera da Vlaamse, Opera North, Opera Ireland, Opera 2005, Lyric Opera Dublin, Opera de Paris and English National Opera. Her US debut as Queen of Night at the Cincinnati Festival Opera was a huge success and the Cincinnati press enthused, 'Cara O'Sullivan dominated her scenes with a voice of steel and sparkle, and practically pulls you from your seat!!'. The Irish Times has written, 'Ms. O'Sullivan is undoubtedly the Irish superstar of her generation.'
Cara's concert career spans an impressive and wide ranging repertoire. Her concert performances have included the Palau Musica, Barcelona, The O2 Dublin, The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Concertgebow in Amsterdam; Warsaw Philharmonic Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Le Conservetoire du Nice, The Cultural Concert Hall Singapore, The Burswood Theatre Perth and Sydney Opera House.
Recent performances include Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and The Sound of Music for Cork Opera House; Pagliacci for The Everyman Theatre and collaborative soloist for the 75th anniversary of The Cork Orchestral Society. In addition, she had great success in January with her acclaimed 'one woman show' at Cork Opera House in January. Cara's CD, CARADIVA has raised over €360,000 for Marymount Hospice in Cork.