Kevin Neville announced for the Opening Night

On Friday February 24th, we are delighted to welcome bass-baritone Kevin Neville on our opening night at the Limerick City Gallery of Art, Pery Square. He will be accompanied by Richard McGrath on piano.

Kevin Neville is a bass-baritone from Limerick City. He completed his BA (Hons) in Music and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 2013. While attending Trinity, he studied singing externally with Olive Cowpar from Limerick. In 2015, he completed his MMus with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Emmanuel Lawler at the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. and was awarded the Conservatory Gold Medal. Kevin has won numerous competitions for opera, lieder, oratorio, sacred song, art song and musical theatre at Feis Ceoil Dublin, Feis Ceoil Sligo, Féile Luimní (Limerick) and Feis Maitiú (Cork). This year he was awarded the Senior Vocal Bursary in Limerick, the Capuchin Cup & Bursary in Cork and the Lieder Prize in Dublin. He also sang in Masterclasses for Brenda Hurley, Patricia Bardon and Dame Felicity Lott in 2016 and was awarded the Sir Thomas Allen bursary to study at AIMS International Music School.

Kevin has sang principal roles in The Mermaid (Prince) by Carl Davis at the University Concert Hall, H.M.S. Pinafore (Sir Joseph Porter) by Gilbert & Sullivan at St. Mary’s Cathedral and The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) by Gilbert & Sullivan at NUI Galway. He portrayed Mr. Gobbineau in The Medium by Menotti for Opera at Castalia in Kilkenny directed by Owen Gilhooly, Landy Worker in the world premiére of Breakdown by Andrew Synnott at The National Concert Hall and most recently Figaro in D.I.T.’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. He understudied Don Basilio in Wide Open Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Benoit in Opera Theatre Company’s La Bohème. Kevin also sang the bass solo in Stainer’s Crucifixion and Bach’s Cantata BWV 78 both conducted by Peter Barley, Mozart’s Nocturnos with Summer Music on the Shannon faculty, Mozart’s Requiem with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet and SMS faculty, five Mozart masses with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Fishamble Sinfonia as well as Händel’s Solomon both conducted by David Brophy, the Clonmel Junction Festival opening concert with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet, Bach’s Christmas Cantata with the Goethe-Institut Choir at the National Concert Hall, Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor with the Guinness Choir at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat with Ancór conducted by Cecilia Madden. Chorus work includes; Wide Open Opera’s productions of Nixon in China by John Adams at the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville at the BGET and the National Opera House; NI Opera’s production of Puccini’s Turandot; Rough Magic Theatre Company’s and Opera Theatre Company’s co-production of Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Olympia and three national tours with OTC in Rigoletto 2015, La Bohème 2016 and Don Giovanni 2016.

“As Music and Splendour” recital with Kevin Neville will follow the official opening by Olivia O’Leary at the Limerick City Gallery of Art , Friday 24th February. Click here for tickets.


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