Live from Wexford Festival Opera, October 2019. By kind permission
Tenor Gavan Ring returned to Opera North to sing arias by Lehár, Tosti and De Curtis in their New Year’s Viennese Concerts conducted by Paul Daniel, and will remain with...MORE
Gavan Ring has given his final performances as a baritone, singing Papageno for Opera North and Irish National Opera and, as recently as May this year, gave his first concert...MORE
“Gavan Ring's performance as Azim was a consistent treat, his lyric tenor carrying a potent ring”
Gavan read Education and Music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin and after post-graduate studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, trained at the National Opera Studio in London as a baritone. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second prize winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and won the Southbank Sinfonia Peter Hulsen Orchestral Song Award before his transition to a tenor in the 2019/20 season, supported by Opera North singing tenor in their Viennese New Year concerts as well as covering the roles of Prologue and Quint The Turn of the Screw and Sam Kaplan Street Scene.
- Don Gasparo La Favorita; Cecil Bastarda (world premiere) – La Monnaie
- Juan in Massenet Don Quichotte; Azim in Stanford The Veiled Prophet – Wexford Festival Opera
- Jacquino Fidelio – Glyndebourne on Tour
- Gastone La Traviata Opera; Viennese New Year Concerts – Opera North
- Covering the roles of Prologue & Quint Turn of the Screw and Sam Kaplan Street Scene for Opera North; Viennese New Year concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North
- Arias from Eugene Onegin (Lensky), La Traviata (Alfredo), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte) and Macbeth (Macduff) – RTÉ Radio, Dublin
In the following season he made his debut at La Monnaie, Brussels in concert as Don Gasparo in Donizetti La Favorita and last season sang Jacquino Fidelio for Glyndebourne on Tour; Peter Maxwell Davies The Lighthouse for Irish National Opera and Ferrando Cosí fan tutte for Garsington Opera. This season includes Gastone La traviata for Opera North; Messiah in Monte Carlo; a New Year’s Day concert with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; a return to La Monnaie to sing Cecil Bastarda in a major new production based on the Donizetti trilogy as well as a return to the Glyndebourne Festival for the first time as a tenor singing the Chevalier in Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites.
Other recent tenor appearances in his native Ireland have included White King in Barry Alice’s Adventures Under Ground for Irish National Opera; Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance at Cork Opera House as well as performances for them of La bohème, Così fan tutte and La traviata; Juan in Massenet Don Quichotte and Azim in Stanford The Veiled Prophet for Wexford Festival Opera; and a number of appearances on RTÉ Radio singing repertoire including arias from Eugene Onegin (Lensky), La traviata (Alfredo), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte) and Macbeth (Macduff).
Gavan is kindly supported by Howard Gatiss, the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the Skellig Six 18 Distillery, Andrew and Lucy Penny and Michael and Giancarla Alen-Buckley.This biography should not be edited without permission from Maxine Robertson Management.