Gavan Ring

Tenor

“Casimiro (tenor Gavan Ring, the jilted husband) excelled in strong, characterful voice, irritable outbursts and much judicious pacing”

Roderic Dunnett, Classical Music Magazine

Gavan Ring 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.

He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second prize winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song competition and won the Southbank Sinfonia Award for Orchestral Song.

Highlights

  • Juan in Massenet Don Quichotte and Azim in Stanford The Veiled Prophet for Wexford Festival Opera
  • Viennese New Year concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North
  • Several appearances on RTÉ Radio singing repertoire including arias from Eugene Onegin (Lensky), La Traviata (Alfredo), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Belmonte) and Macbeth (Macduff)
  • Casimiro in Storace Gli sposi malcontenti for Bampton Opera
  • Covering the roles of Prologue & Quint Turn of the Screw and Sam Kaplan Street Scene for Opera North
  • Recitals with Simon Lepper at Wigmore Hall and Leighton House, London and for the Dublin Song Series

Biography

Gavan Ring has recently made the transition from baritone to tenor. His future tenor plans include the role of Casimiro in Storace Gli sposi malcontenti for Bampton Opera; and in his native Ireland, the roles of Juan in Massenet Don…

Gavan Ring has recently made the transition from baritone to tenor. His future tenor plans include the role of Casimiro in Storace Gli sposi malcontenti for Bampton Opera; and in his native Ireland, the roles of Juan in Massenet Don Quichotte and Azim in Stanford The Veiled Prophet for Wexford Festival Opera. For Opera North, he will sing Viennese New Year concerts with the Orchestra of Opera North, and will also cover the roles of Prologue & Quint Turn of the Screw and Sam Kaplan Street Scene. He will make 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). He will sing the role of Frederic in Pirates of Penzance at Cork Opera House, and give a recital of Irish opera and song at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

As a baritone, his previous roles included Papageno; Don Giovanni; Guglielmo; Horatio Hamlet by Brett Dean; Figaro Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Olivier Capriccio and Falke Die Fledermaus for companies including Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Ensemble Matheus, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Munich Radio Orchestra and the Edinburgh International Festival.

Previous concert highlights included the baritone arias Bach St John Passion with the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir and also with the RTÉ NSO; Britten War Requiem at the Three Spires Festival in Truro Cathedral, in Belfast Cathedral with the Ulster Orchestra, and also with the RTÉ NSO; and most recently an appearance with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle at the Lucerne Festival singing Le chat/L’horloge comtoise in Ravel L’enfant et les sortilèges, a reprise of a concert given at the 2018 BBC Proms. He has given solo recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall and Opera Northern Ireland’s Festival of Voice with pianist Simon Lepper, and at the Ludlow Weekend of English Song with Iain Burnside.

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. He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second prize winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song competition and won the Southbank Sinfonia Award for Orchestral Song.

Gavan is kindly supported by the Next Generation Artist Award from An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council of Ireland. He has also received support from the Glyndebourne New Generation Programme, The Musician’s Benevolent Fund (Richard Van Allan Award) and the Cahersiveen Festival of Music and the Arts.

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