Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan

Ailish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and a BBC New Generation Artist. In 2003, representing Ireland, Ailish won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

Operatic engagements include Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Podtotschina’s daughter The Nose and Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Gretel Hansel and Gretel (Scottish Opera and Welsh National Opera); Tigrane Radamisto (English National Opera); Papagena Die Zauberflöte (Teatro alla Scala); Despina Così fan tutte (Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse); Héro Béatrice et Bénédict (Houston Grand Opera, Opéra Comique and the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg); Anna Intermezzo (Garsington Opera); Sophie Der Rosenkavalier, Nannetta Falstaff and Atalanta Xerxes (Royal Swedish Opera); Miss Wordsworth Albert Herring (Opéra Comique and Opéra de Rouen) and Vixen The Cunning Little Vixen (Grange Park Opera).

Among her notable concert appearances are Mahler Symphony No.8 (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Dresdner Philharmonie); Mahler Symphony No.4 (Prague Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé) and Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra); Handel Messiah  (Academy of Ancient Music); Haydn The Creation (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and Vaughan Williams Hodie (Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam). She performs regularly at the BBC Proms where she has performed Bella in Tippett’s A Midsummer Marriage (BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Gliere’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra).

In recital Ailish works regularly with pianists including Iain Burnside, James Baillieu and Graham Johnson at venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Edinburgh, City of London, Gregynog, St. Magnus, Brighton and West Cork Music Festivals, and the Vinterfespill in Norway.

Future plans include Gliere’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and recitals at the Konserthuset Stockholm with Magnus Svensson, and with Christophe Coin at Kings Place, London.