Orla Boylan Soprano Press features and reviews
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Orla has received widespread critical acclaim for her performances to date – read her latest press features and reviews   

Orla Boylan Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall

Orla has received widespread critical acclaim for her performances to date – read her latest press features and reviews

Orla Boylan Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall

News highlights

Cast as Aida with Irish National Opera

Orla will appear in Verdi’s Aida with Irish National Opera. Dates run from November to December 2018.
Book tickets to Aida

 

Recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony

Orla joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony to record Mahler: Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”.
Read more about the recording

 

Orla delivers a “terrifying Lady Billows” at the Grange Festival

Describing Orla as “the local bigwig whose Wagnerian tones and gimlet gaze quell all opposition”, George Hall (The Guardian) reviews Albert Herring.
Read the full review

News highlights

Cast as Aida with Irish National Opera

Orla will appear in Verdi’s Aida with Irish National Opera. Dates run from November to December 2018.
Book tickets to Aida

 

Recording with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony

Orla joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony to record Mahler: Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”.
Read more about the recording

 

Orla delivers a “terrifying Lady Billows” at the Grange Festival

Describing Orla as “the local bigwig whose Wagnerian tones and gimlet gaze quell all opposition”, George Hall (The Guardian) reviews Albert Herring.
Read the full review

Orla Boylan Soprano
Orla Boylan – Tosca, with New Zealand Opera

“Orla Boylan flames one moment and flirts the next, so sure, so nuanced, so irresistible, as she gifts to us once again a role-defining Tosca.”

Michael Hooper, March 2018

“None come larger than Orla Boylan’s doughty Lady Billows, Wagnerian in voice, Churchillian in character, terrifying everyone.”

Mark Pullinger, June 2017

“Orla Boylan imbued her role as Eithne with distraught lamentations, her full voice projecting well throughout the hall. There was a piteous quality to her “Más tú an laoch” (If you are the hero) while her high B was nailed impressively.”

Andrew Larkin, October 2017

“…here as the ice princess she is operating at full throttle, sailing above the stave and glorying in her power through “In questa reggia” before love casts its spell. Her nemesis Liu is the Korean Sunyoung Seo, projecting clean bright tone and self-sacrificing humanity.”

Rupert Christiansen, April 2017

Orla Boylan – Tosca, with New Zealand Opera

“Irish soprano Orla Boylan sang both before and after the interval. The programme alone she chose would be sufficient to tell us how courageous she was; from the delicate subtleties of Ravel’s Shéhérazade to the fiendish vocal demands of Sibelius’ Luonnotar, Boylan dispatched both with elegant ease. Her four times invocation of “Asie” at the start of the first song from Shéhérazade showed she possessed a voice that was both fulsome and warm.”

Andrew Larkin, April 2016

“Orla Boylan brought a strong, vibrant voice and intensity to the title role, Tosca’s frequent sudden ascents into the high register powerful and on-pitch (her first act “E l’Attavanti!” is still echoing in my head).”

Simon Holden, September 2015

“Orla Boylan delivers the big aria – ‘Vissi d’arte’ (I Lived for Art) – as an opera diva might: taut, erect, upstage, almost resigned to her fate.”

John White, November 2010

Get in touch with Orla’s agent, Musichall.

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