Paula Murrihy © Barbara Aumüller
The Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, who comes from Kerry County, studied in Dublin and Boston. From 2009 to 2017, she was a member of the Frankfurt Opera ensemble, where she appeared as Polissena in Handel’s Radamisto, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Meg Page in Verdi’s Falstaff, and Bizet’s Carmen. Murrihy now works as a freelance artist, performing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Los Angeles Opera, Zurich Opera, the National Opera in Amsterdam, the Royal Opera House in London, and English National Opera. In the summer of 2019, she appeared as Idamante in Peter Sellars’s new production of Mozart’s Idomeneo at the Salzburg Festival; she returns to the Frankfurt Opera in December, where she will sing the title role in Fauré’s Pénélope. Paula Murrihy has performed as a lieder singer at the Aldeburgh and Wexford Festivals, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Wigmore Hall in London.