Paul McNamara, Tenor
Paul McNamara

Paul McNamara

Tenor
Bio: From Ireland, Paul McNamara has sung in theatres throughout Europe where his many notable successes have included his debut in Venice at La Fenice as Wagner’s Tannhäuser conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and critically acclaimed performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Braunfels’ Szenen aus dem Leben der heiligen Johanna. Further afield, the tenor won widespread approbation for his North American debut with the American Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Leon Botstein, where his performance in Max von Schillings’ opera Mona Lisa was hailed by the audience and critics alike. Operatic engagements elsewhere include the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, NI Opera, Cape Town Opera, the Opera Lesna in Sopot (Poland), Opera Ireland, the Janáček Festival in Brno, the National Opera in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, and with the Salzburg Festival at the Beijing Music Festival. Concert appearances have taken him to many of the world’s leading venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In addition to Wagner’s Claudio (Das Liebesverbot), Erik, Loge, Tannhäuser, Tristan, Siegfried and Parsifal, McNamara’s extensive repertoire encompasses roles by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Weber, Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Dvořák, Strauss, Janáček, Zemlinsky, Berg, Britten, Previn, Penderecki and Adams. An alumnus of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Paul McNamara is an honours graduate of the University College Cork, the Cork School of Music and the Royal College of Music London. Currently the Artistic Leader of the Dutch National Opera Academy, he is a founding director and former CEO of Opera Collective Ireland and a faculty member at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz. Furthermore, he is Opera Advisor to the Arts Council of Ireland and casting Consultant for the Stichting Omroep Muziek. www.paulmcnamara.info Last update: 2019-09-25 20:25:50 +00:00
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Bio: From Ireland, Paul McNamara has sung in theatres throughout Europe where his many notable successes have included his debut in Venice at La Fenice as Wagner’s Tannhäuser conducted by Omer Meir Wellber and critically acclaimed performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Braunfels’ Szenen aus dem Leben der heiligen Johanna. Further afield, the tenor won widespread approbation for his North American debut with the American Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Leon Botstein, where his performance in Max von Schillings’ opera Mona Lisa was hailed by the audience and critics alike. Operatic engagements elsewhere include the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, NI Opera, Cape Town Opera, the Opera Lesna in Sopot (Poland), Opera Ireland, the Janáček Festival in Brno, the National Opera in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, and with the Salzburg Festival at the Beijing Music Festival. Concert appearances have taken him to many of the world’s leading venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and New York’s Carnegie Hall. In addition to Wagner’s Claudio (Das Liebesverbot), Erik, Loge, Tannhäuser, Tristan, Siegfried and Parsifal, McNamara’s extensive repertoire encompasses roles by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Weber, Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Dvořák, Strauss, Janáček, Zemlinsky, Berg, Britten, Previn, Penderecki and Adams. An alumnus of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Paul McNamara is an honours graduate of the University College Cork, the Cork School of Music and the Royal College of Music London. Currently the Artistic Leader of the Dutch National Opera Academy, he is a founding director and former CEO of Opera Collective Ireland and a faculty member at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz. Furthermore, he is Opera Advisor to the Arts Council of Ireland and casting Consultant for the Stichting Omroep Muziek. www.paulmcnamara.info Last update: 2019-09-25 20:25:50 +00:00
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Composer & WorkRoleProductions
Adams
Nixon in ChinaMao Zedong1
Berg
WozzeckZweiter Handwerksbursch1
Braunfels
Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen JohannaSt. Michael3
Britten
Peter GrimesPeter Grimes3

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Paul McNamara
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"Gesungen wird durch die Bank ausgezeichnet: Martin Koch als strahlender Siegfried, Paul McNamara als bösartig-meckernder Mime, Insik Choi als würdevoll-resignativer Wotan, Vincenzo Neri als Alberich, Florian Köfler als Fafner und Jessica Stavros als Brünnhilde – sie alle geben darstellerisch wie stimmlich ihr Bestes. Das ist, ohne jede Anspruchsermäßigung, im Kleinen große Oper."
Markus Schwering
Kölner Stadt Anzeiger
"… Sein Ziehvater Mime ist Paul McNamara, schwerer Heldentenor in Würzburg und anderswo, der beispielsweise schon jede Menge Tannhäusers hinter sich hat. Er klingt für einen Mime überraschend dunkel – was bemerkenswert gut zur Figur passt, die er mit charmantem, aber nicht zu niedlichem Spiel zu einer Art antagonistischem Sympathieträger aufwertet."
Andreas Falentin
Die Deutsche Bühne

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