Mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty is an alumna of the RIAM Dublin, MDW Vienna, and the Oper Frankfurt Young Artists programme. Her opera repertoire includes Sesto in Giulio Cesare, Hänsel, Dorabella, Dido, Piacere in Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, Ariodante, and Orfeo in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. She recently created the role of “Amy” in the world premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s and Enda Walsh’s Fedora prize-winning opera “The Second Violinist”.
In regular demand on the concert platform across Europe, her concert and oratorio repertoire includes most of the major works by W.A.Mozart, J.S.Bach, G.F.Handel, Elgar, Mendelssohn and Duruflé, among others. She is also a dedicated recitalist, most recently appearing in song recitals with pianists Finghin Collins and Graham Johnson.
Recent highlights include her London opera debut with The Second Violinist at the Barbian Theatre, and her Wexford Festival Opera debut as Lucy Talbot in the European première of William Bolcombe’s Dinner at eight. 2019 sees her return to sing the title role in Irish National Opera’s critically acclaimed Orfeo ed Euridice on tour throughout Ireland, J.S.Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on tour in Holland with the Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, and make her Dutch opera debut with The Second Violinist at the Musiekgebouw in Amsterdam as part of the Opera Forward festival. Her schedule also includes numerous concerts and recitals, which include joining the Vogler Quartet for chamber music at the Sligo Chamber Music Festival, her debut at the Kölner Philharmonie, and a concert of baroque “Suitcase arias” for Music for Galway.
Recordings include Gilbert & Cellier’s comic opera The Mountebanks with the BBC Concert Orchestra, and La Traviata on DVD with the NDR Radiophilhamonie alongside Thomas Hampson and Marina Rebeka. A disc of Schubert songs is planned for 2019.