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Aoife Miskelly – Woman (London)

Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly trained at Royal Academy Opera graduating with the Regency Award in 2012.

The 2013/14 season saw Aoife make several notable role debuts, including Gilda (Rigoletto), Cecily in the Irish premiere of Gerald Barry’s opera The Importance of Being Earnest for Northern Ireland Opera/Wide Open Opera, and Thérèse in Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias at La Monnaie, a role which she first performed for Aix-en-Provence in June 2013. In July 2014, Aoife returned to the Aix-en-Provence Festival for their production of Trauernacht (staged Bach cantatas), directed by Katie Mitchell.

Previous roles include Sophie Scholl in the world premiere of Kommilitonen! by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies directed by David Poutney (RAO), Pamina (RAO and Bath Festival), Despina (RAO), Servilia (Cologne), Sophie (Werther) Les Azuriales Opera, The Governess (Dartington) and covering Diana in Diana and Acteon by Jonathan Dove for the Royal Opera House.

Other operatic roles performed as a member of the Cologne International Opera Studio include Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Stimme (Jakob Lenz by Wolfgang Rihm), 4th Flowermaiden (Parsifal), Die Grossmutter (Der Räuber Hotzenplotz), Schneewittchen (Snow White), and Neitrude (Aschenputtel/Cinderella).

Aoife performed the role of Mary Crawford in the London Premiere of Jonathan Dove’s opera Mansfield Park in May 2012 with Royal Academy Opera directed by John Ramster. With Camerata Ireland and pianist/conductor Barry Douglas, Aoife sang in the world premiere of Mark Anthony Turnage’s At Sixes and Sevens in July 2013.

In May 2014, Aoife was awarded the prestigious Offenbach Prize by the friends of the Cologne Opera House for outstanding achievement throughout the season.

Aoife will perform the role of Woman in performances at the Royal Opera House.