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Majella Cullagh

Majella is one of Ireland’s foremost international opera singers. She began her training with Maeve Coughlan at the Cork School of Music and later graduated from London’s prestigious National Opera Studio.

Her repertoire includes Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (The Liceu, Barcelona; Royal Swedish Opera) and Roberto Devereux (Opera Holland Park under the direction of Maestro Richard Bonynge), Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra (Opera di Verona), Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (Opera North), Handel’s Amadigi (Covent Garden Festival with Opera Theatre Company), Bizet’s Carmen (Opera North), Massenet’s Manon (Opera New Zealand), Verdi’s Alzira (Opera St Gallen, Switzerland) and La Traviata  (Glyndebourne on Tour), Puccini’s La Boheme (Francesca Zambello’s production at the Royal Albert Hall) and Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg (at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples).

Majella has an impressive discography with over thirty recordings on the Opera Rara, Chandos and Naxos labels. These include Rossini’s Le siege de Corinthe for Naxos, Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Chandos, Mercadante’s Zaira for Opera Rara and Balfe’s Falstaff recorded live at the National Concert Hall on RTÉ Lyric.

Majella attained a Taught Masters Degree at the CIT Cork School of Music and has entered the education arena as vocal coach and adjudicator. She is a member of the board of directors at Cork Opera House.