– Coloratura Soprano
International Irish Soprano, Sinéad Blanchfield has been wowing audiences around the globe with her silvery soprano voice, captivating stage presence, outstanding musicianship, and unique versatility. As a concert soloist and in Opera she has performed to audiences ranging from hundreds to several thousands in the great music venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (London), St John's Smiths Square (London), the Waterfront Hall (Belfast), the National Concert Hall (Dublin). Sinéad has worked with many major classical and crossover groups, ranging from Grammy-award winning orchestras, such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to electronica opera (with Opera Theatre Company, IRL).
Since her operatic debut as La Musica/Euridice in Monteverdi's 'Orfeo', Sinéad has spent recent years successfully developing her roles on the classical opera circuit across Europe. Operatic roles include Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos, R. Strauss), Queen of the Night (Magic Flute, Mozart), Zaïde (Zaïde, Mozart), Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor, Mozart), Adele (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss), to name a few. Performances in Oratorio include Carmina Burana (Orff), The Creation (Haydn), Gloria (Vivaldi), Messiah (Handel), Requiem (Mozart and Rutter).
Sinéad was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and from her early beginnings studying singing, piano and flute, went on to make her broadcast debut at the age of fifteen as 'young musician of the future'. She has since amassed numerous television and radio appearances to her credit. Her performances, which draw on the depth of beauty of the Irish Songs she sang as a child combined with her years of experience in the Classical arena, provide a rare and enchanting combination.
With an honours degree in music (BA (Hons)) and a postgraduate diploma in education (HDipEd), Sinéad subsequently continued her Opera training at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester where she was awarded their highest postgraduate award in performance, the PPRNCM. Her audiences love her true performance style with plenty of vocal and musical fireworks – yet she has an innate ability to create an intimate and friendly connection with her audience, whatever the occasion. A true performer, with a versatility beloved by audiences around the globe, Sinéad Blanchfield is a diva with difference.