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Doreen Curran

Mezzo-soprano

  • Doreen Curran’s Ottavia – all spite and sexy suspenders – is clearly a Poppea in the making
    Andrew Clark, Financial Times
  • Doreen Curran could hardly be bettered as the gold-digging Blanche
    Hugh Canning, Sunday Times
  • Doreen Curran sang with thrilling intensity as Nero’s wronged wife Ottavia
    Richard Morrison, The Times
  • Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Doreen Curran studied music at the DIT College of Music Dublin, Royal Northern College of Music and the National Opera Studio.

    Operatic roles include Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea for English National Opera, Mercedes Carmen for Glyndebourne Opera on Tour, Farnace at the Landestheater Salzburg, Blanche The Gambler for Grange Park Opera, Zoë La Fiamma, Ernestina L’occasione F ail Ladro and Penelope Clione for Wexford Festival Opera, Cherubino Le Nozze di Figaro for Garsington Opera, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte for Opera Holland Park, Ottavia L’incoronazione di Poppea and Bradamante Alcina at the Aldeburgh and Buxton Festivals, Rosina The Barber of Seville for Opera Theatre Company, Rodelinda for Iford Opera, Mother Hansel and Gretel and Mary The Flying Dutchman for NI Opera.

    Doreen Curran sings regularly in concert, and her repertoire ranges from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, and Verdi’s Requiem, to Elgar’s Sea Pictures. She has performed with the National Symphony of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, European Youth Orchestra, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra. She gives regular Lieder recitals throughout Ireland and England.

    Current engagements include Lady in Waiting Macbeth for NI Opera and Secretary 3 Nixon in China for Wide Open Opera.

    • Verdi Requiem
      Ulster Orchestra (May 2013)

      There was a good understanding among the principal soloists, with fine duets between the soprano Katherine Broderick and mezzo Doreen Curran.
      Alf McCreary, Belfast Telegraph ****
    • Flying Dutchman
      NI Opera (April 2013)

      a workhouse for the spinning scene, supervised by a fearsome Frau Mary (a sharply etched cameo from Doreen Curran)
      Hugh Canning, Sunday Times
    • Hansel and Gretel
      NI Opera (November 2012)

      Doreen Curran did her usual powerfully concentrated turn as pressure-cooker Ma.
      Robert Thicknesse, Opera Now
  • Doreen Curran Opera Repertoire

    BELLINI
    • I Capuletti e Montecchi (Romeo)
    BIZET
    • Carmen (Mercedes / Carmen)
    BRTTEN
    • Rape of Lucretia (Lucretia) Albert Herring (Nancy)
    • Midsummer nights dream (Hippolyta and Hermia)
    • Noyeh’s Fludde (Mrs Noah)
    FAURÉ
    • Penelope (Clione)
    GOUNOD
    • Romeo et Juliette (Stephano)
    HANDEL
    • Alcina (Bradamante / Ruggiero*)
    • Giulio Cesare (Sesto)
    • Theodora (Irene)
    HUMPERDINCK
    • Hansel and Gretel (Hansel / Mum)
    MASSANET
    • Cendrillon (Dorothy)
    • Werther (Charlotte*)
    MASCAGNI
    • Cavalleria Rusticana (Lola)
    MONTEVERDI
    • Orfeo (Speranza)
    • L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Ottavia)
    MOZART
    • Le Nozze di Figaro (Cherubino)
    • Cosi fan tutte (Dorabella)
    • Don Giovanni (Zerlina)
    • La Clemenza di Tito (Annio / Sesto)
    • Die Zauberflöte (Second Lady)
    MUSSORGSKY
    • Boris Godunov (Fyodor)
    OFFENBACH
    • Tales Of Hoffmann (Nicklausse)
    PROKOFIEV
    • The Gambler (Blanche)
    PUCCINI
    • Madame Butterfly (Suzuki / Kate Pinkerton)
    • Gianni Schicci (Ciesca)
    PURCELL
    • Dido and Aeneas (Dido)
    RESPIGHI
    • La Fiamma (Zoe)
    ROSSINI
    • Barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina)
    • La Cenerentola (Cenerentola)
    • L’Occasione fa il Ladro (Ernestina)
    STRAUSS
    • Der Rosenkavalier (Octavian*)
    SULLIVAN
    • Pirates of Penzance (Kate)
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Queen of Spades (Polina)
    • Eugene Onegin (Olga)
    VERDI
    • Falstaff (Meg Page)
    • Rigoletto (Magdalena)
    WILLIAMS
    • Riders to the Sea (Maurya)
    • *denotes role in preparation
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