Sinéad Campbell-Wallace

BMus MMus

photoOne of Ireland’s most distinguished sopranos, Sinéad Campbell-Wallace graduated with a first class Honours degree in performance from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2002, where she was awarded the Michael McNamara Gold Medal for outstanding performance. In 2003 she received the John Small Bursary at Wexford Festival Opera and an Arts Council of Ireland award. She attended the National Opera Studio in 2004/2005 where her studies were supported by the Friends of Covent Garden and the Nicholas John Trust. Previously, Sinead was a finalist in the RTE Millennium Singer of the Future competition at the National Concert Hall, Dublin and in the same year was awarded the French song Prize at the UK National Mozart Competition.

She has appeared with Wexford Festival Opera, Buxton Festival, The Linbury Theatre Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English Touring Opera, Opera Ireland, Garsington Opera, Grange Park Opera, Aldeburgh Festival, Classical Opera Company, Opera Theatre Company, Early Opera Company, Pimlico Opera, Diva Opera, Savoy Opera Company, Neville Holt Opera, Les Azuriales, France and the Batignano Festival and Como Music Festival in Italy, in repertoire including Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro, Melia Apollo and Hyacinthus, Venere Ascanio in Alba, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen, Dafne in Handel’s Apollo e Dafne, title role Alcina, Angelica  Orlando,Oriana  Amadigi, Dalinda  Ariodante, Galatea  Acis and Galatea, Giulietta in Bellini’s I Capuleti  e I Montecchi, Anne Truelove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Shostakovich’s The Nose, Drusilla in Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea, Flavia Gemmira in Cavalli’s Eliogabalo, Inez in Die Drei Pintos Weber/Mahler (Naxos Recording conducted by Paulo Arrivabene), Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, Mrs.Hayes in Floyd’s Susannah, Bubikopf in Ullmann’s Der Kaiser Von Atlantis (winner of the 2003 National Theatre Award). Recent performances include her first Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata for Glasthule Opera, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni and Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme for Lyric Opera at the National Concert Hall.

Her many oratorio performances include Vaughan-Williams’ Sea Symphony, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Rossini’s Messe Sollenelle at Trinity College, Dublin, John Rutter’s Requiem conducted by the composer, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart's Mass In F as part of the 2003 Wexford Festival Opera.

A seasoned recitalist, Sinéad has sung at many venues in Ireland and the UK, including the Wigmore Hall, London, the Killaloe Music Festival, Wexford Festival, Bank of Ireland Arts Centre lunchtime recital, and concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.

Sinead has taught extensively in the UK and Ireland, teaching at St Columba’s College and NUI Maynooth before becoming a full-time member of the vocal faculty at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama where she recently successfully completed her MMus (Perf).