Meet the Singers: Fiona Flynn
With our Spring programme Music for the Sun King getting closer and closer what better time to introduce you to some of the wonderfully talented singers that will be gracing the stage! In this blog we will be getting to know soprano, Fiona Flynn.
Fiona Flynn (Soprano)
Co. Down Soprano, Fiona Flynn, studied at Queen’s University and the Royal Irish Academy of Music graduating from both with First Class Honours. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating with a masters in Vocal Performance.
As a founder member of Sestina, Fiona has performed in many productions including Belinda in ‘Dido and Aeneas’ at the Ulster Hall. She has recorded and performed throughout Europe with Riverdance singers, Anúna and joined NI Opera for their production of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ at the Grand Opera House with the Ulster Orchestra. She has performed with Welsh National Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and at numerous BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Symphony Hall with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
On stage she has sung the Voice of the Dawn (La Rondine), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), La Dame Élégante (Les Mamelles de Tirésias), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Maria (West Side Story) and in Handel’s ‘Giulio Cesare’ at the Zezere Arts Festival, Portugal. In concert, Fiona has performed as a soloist in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall, in Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and ‘Dixit Dominus’, Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’, Mahler’s ‘Symphony No.8’ with RSNO and Mendelssohn’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with Les Sirenes and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Since graduating, Fiona made her recital debut at the National Concert Hall and launched national award-winning music school, Flynn Performing Arts in her hometown of Newry.
Hear Fiona perform 'Music for the Sun King' in Belfast, Dublin and Cork with Sestina Music this April.
Belfast: Clonard Monastery - 26th April 2019, 7.30pm
Dublin: Christ Church Cathedral - 27th April 2019, 8pm
Cork: Saints Peter and Paul's Church - 28th April 2019, 3pm