Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy received her BMus from the DIT Conservatory in Dublin before continuing her studies in North America at the New England Conservatory. She was a member of Oper Frankfurt’s acclaimed ensemble, participated in the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and as an apprentice at Santa Fe Opera.
Recent highlights include her debut as Ariodante in a concert performance at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and later for her company debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Further highlights include her Metropolitan Opera debut as Stéphano Roméo et Juliette, a return to Santa Fe as Ruggiero Alcina and Orlofsky Die Fledermaus and the Salzburg Festival as Idamante in Peter Sellars’ production of Idomeneo. On the concert platform she works regularly with MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis, and last season released her debut solo album, ‘I will walk with my love’ alongside American pianist Tanya Blaich and Orchid Classics.