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Irish soprano.

Roisín Walsh trained first at the University of Limerick, completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her vocal studies in Limerick with Olive Cowpar, continuing in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Prof Susannah Waters. At the GSMD she completed an MMus in Vocal Performance, Advanced Certificate in Opera Studies and an Artist Diploma. She completed her London training at the National Opera Studio.

Competition successes include the Plunkett Greene Cup for Interpretation, and second prize and the Cait Lanigan-Cooper Bursary in the Lieder Competition at Feis Ceoil Dublin. She also won a Bernadette Greevy Bursary.

Operatic roles at the GSMD included Miss Wingrave Owen Wingrave, Marcellina Le nozze di Figaro, Anita La Navarraise, and Constance Dialogues des Carmélites. She has since worked with OperaUpClose (Micaëla - which toured to Scotland) and Sinfonia d'Amici (Witch Hansel and Gretel). In Canada, at the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, she sang Miss Wingrave. She also spent a season in the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, creating Soprano 2 in Frühlingzyklus by Luke Styles.

She first worked with Scottish Opera as cover for Micaëla, appearing in the free Carmen Unwrapped sessions. She returned for the 2017 Opera Highlights tour.

(Update Apr 2017)

Roles in Scotland

Micaëla a peasant girl
Carmen 2016
Opera Highlights 2017

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