Cabaret Concert With Emmett O’Hanlon


Irish-American baritone Emmett O’Hanlon’s 2018-2019 season sees his role debut at Silvio in Pagliacci with Opera San Jose, conducted by Christian Reif, and a return to Des Moines Metro Opera to sing Maximillian in Bernstein’s Candide. Concert work includes his debut with the New World Symphony for Unanswered Questions: A Leonard Bernstein Journey, conducted by Edwin Outwater. As a winner of the 2018 Opera Birmingham vocal competition, Mr. O’Hanlon will be presented in recital at Brock Recital Hall at Samford University. He will also appear in recital with Sun Valley Opera, in Ketchum, Idaho.

The 2017 – 2018 season saw Mr. O’Hanlon’s final season as a member of the Ryan Center with roles at Lyric Opera of Chicago including Wagner in a new production of Faust, conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. Mr. O’Hanlon’s cover assignments included Valentin in Faust, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte and Marullo in Rigoletto.

Mr. O’Hanlon made his debut with Lyric Opera of Chicago as 2nd Priest in Die Zauberflöte and Dancaire in Carmen, where he also covered the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Captain in Yevgeny Onegin. Additional operatic highlights include his debut at Des Moines Metro Opera in a new production of Britten’s Billy Buddsinging Novice’s Friend and covering the title role, as well as covering the title role in Yevgeny Onegin, singing Bartley in Vaughn Williams’ Riders to the Sea, Traveller in Britten’s Curlew River at the Juilliard School, and the Soldier in a workshop of Scott Wheeler’s The Sorrows of Frederick the Great in partnership with the Metropolitan Opera. As a student at the Juilliard School, Mr. O’Hanlon’s operatic highlights included Roles at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music include Arsamene in Xerxes and Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen. Concert repertoire includes Bach cantatas 32, 106, 172 and the Fauré Requiem, all with St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Cincinnati under the baton of Dr. Carlton Monroe.

In addition to his operatic and concert career, Mr. O’Hanlon has been a lead singer on Celtic Thunder’s 2014 Celtic Cruise, 2014 Christmas Symphony Tour, and 2015 ‘Very Best Of’ Tour. He is featured on the both the 2016 DVD and CD Legacy Vol I & II. As well, the 2016 re-release of their albums; Heartland, The Show, Take Me Home, Heritage, and Voyage I & II.


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