Ireland: Máire Flavin

Máire Flavin from Ireland

Last updated: 22 June 2011

Mezzo-soprano
Born 1982

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize finalist

Máire Flavin was born in Dublin and is studying with Janice Chapman at the National Opera Studio, having completed the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she received a Masters in Music Performance with distinction.

Previously, Máire studied with Irene Sandford at Queen's University in Belfast and Colette McGahon-Tosh at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. She received the concerto prize at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and in 2010 she won the Thelma King award and the Harold Rosenthal Prize on leaving GSMD.

Engagements include cover Nerone L'incoronazione di Poppea for Glyndebourne on Tour; Tisbe La Cenerentola for Clonter Opera; Nancy Albert Herring; title role Massenet's Chérubin; Aurelio L'assedio di Calais; Queen of England The King goes forth to France, all for GSMD; and Cathleen Riders to the Sea for the Anna Livia Fringe festival. Máire is an alumna of both the Opera Theatre Company and Britten-Pears Young Artist programmes.

On the recital stage, Máire has performed at the Estoril Music Festival, the Rose Street Recital Series in Belfast and has taken part in the Songmakers' Almanac master classes. Future engagements include Scottish Opera's production of Orpheus in the Underworld this autumn.

In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking and yoga.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize Final repertoire

  • Widmung (Op 25 No 1) - Schumann
  • Lorelei - Clara Schumann
  • Chanson triste - Duparc
  • L'invitation au voyage - Duparc
  • La souris d'Angleterre - Manuel Rosenthal
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Philip Martin

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011: concert four repertoire

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2011: recital four repertoire

  • Widmung (Op 25 No 1) - Schumann
  • Lorelei - Clara Schumann
  • Chanson triste - Duparc
  • La souris d'Angleterre - Manuel Rosenthal
  • Why do they shut me out of Heaven? - Copland
  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree - Philip Martin

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