Ciaran Kelly

Ciarán graduated from the Royal Irish Academy of Music in 2010, having studied with Veronica Dunne.

He made his opera debut at the RIAM in January 2007, singing ‘Don Curzio’ in a production of Le Nozze Di Figaro, and has gone on to sing with the Downpatrick Opera Fringe Festival, Opera Theatre Company Lyric Opera and Wide Open Opera.

Ciarán made his professional opera debut at La Teatro Municipal Piacenza, singing the role of Conte Arrigo in a new production of Le Due Gemelle (Nicolini).

Roles also included Endymione in a joint performance of Rossi’s Orfeo with Resurgam and Atalante, directed by award winning early music specialist Erin Headley, and a National Tour with Opera Theatre Company’s production of Carmen (Remendado). He is a current chorus member of Irish National Opera.

Ciarán performs a wide range of vocal chamber music, from specialist early music with professional vocal ensemble Resurgam, to contemporary a cappella music with Ardú, a group who he directs and manages. He spent two years in London working with renowned vocal performers Apollo5, performing throughout the UK as well as Estonia, France, Taiwan and Germany, and delivering vocal masterclasses to amateur and professional singers.

In 2017 Ciarán toured the US with the Five Irish Tenors, performing to sell-out audiences in fifty seven cities across the country. He returns in 2019 with ‘Voices of Ireland’, a collection of Ireland’s top singers, performing much-loved Irish music across America.

Ciarán is musical director of Ireland Unlimited, Ireland’s national female barbershop chorus, Ardú Vocal Ensemble, Euphonics a cappella chorus and St Vincent’s Hospital Choir. Future engagements include a tour of America with Voices of Ireland, a European Tour with Ardú and a series of concerts and workshops on the East Coast of Ireland with Resurgam.