Kim Sheehan

Next up: La Voix Humaine at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Malwina - Der Vampyr - Cork Operatic Society, Everyman - 2014
There is sumptuous singing from Kim Sheehan as Malwina…radiant with musical intelligence - Irish Times
An exquisite soprano - Irish Examiner
Excellent set of principles…clarity, beauty and individuality…Kim Sheehan’s tortured Malwina -
Insert Title
Kim Sheehan raises the stakes…with a performance filled with charm and radiance - Cork Evening Echo

Susanna - The Marriage of Figaro - Cork School of Music - 2014
The highlights were Kim Sheehan’s bell-like rendering of ‘Deh vieni non tardar’ and the Letter Duet, ‘Che soave zeffiretto’ in which the voices of Sheehan and Hegarty blended magnificently - Irish Examiner
An attractive Susanna - Irish Times

Susanna - The Marriage of Figaro -Lismore Music Festival - 2013
Kim Sheehan was a superb Susanna - smart and cunning but never bitchy, and unafraid to let us see the Count’s mauling of her excited her a little. Her voice had terrific focus and point - an arrow that lands exactly where it’s aimed - Opera News
Moments of meltingly, creamy tone -
Irish Times
A sparky, intelligent Susanna -
Opera Now

Gretel - Hansel and Gretel - NI Opera - 2012
Masterful acting and a wonderful sense of child-like innocence - Golden Plec

Diana - Metamorphosis - Royal Ballet, Covent Garden - 2012
The excellent Kim Sheehan - The New York Times
With sterling contributions from Kim Sheehan -
The Stage
The high spot is the singing off-stage by Kim Sheehan -
The British Theatre Guide
Fearless in her demanding coloratura -
Classical Source

Frau Fluth - Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor - Theater Altenburg - 2012
The public in particular took Kim Sheehan to heart. As the evening progressed, not only did she dominate vocally but her character too with its distinct contours - Osterländer Runschau
The quality of both the Wives’ acting and singing was inspiring… Kim Sheehan stood out above all, in the largest role in the opera -
Osterländer Volkszeitung

Giulietta - i Capuleti e I montecchi - Theater Gera - 2012
Young Irish soprano, Kim Sheehan glowed with youthful passion - Thüringer Allgemeine
One could not wish for more from this sophisticated and virtuosic part…Kim Sheehan was smooth and in every respect the ideal counterpart to Romeo - Ostthüringer Zeitung

Königin der Nacht - Zauberflöte - Theater Altenburg -2011
Kim Sheehan is a must-see - a truly star-blazing Queen of the Night and sings her coloratura with brilliance and furore - Osterländer Volkszeitung

Madeleine - Le Postillon de Lonjumeau - Opéra de Baugé - 2011

Kim Sheehan makes a superb Madeleine: her timbre is not only honey but purity. Very flexible, intensely sonorous, with great assuredness, her voice shines like the many fires of a diamond. This coloratura soprano dreams of interpreting Bellini and we hope she realises this desire... A career to follow attentively - Forum Opera

Impeccable..with a delicious [French] accent - Le Courrier de l’Ouest

Livia - The Italian Girl in London - Bampton Classical Opera - 2011
Stylish and amusing - The Telegraph
Irish soprano Kim Sheehan produced a pleasing round tone... and conveyed tender pathos... -
Opera Today
Kim Sheehan, a strongly-sung Livia..produced some movingly passionate and poignant moments -
Oxford Times
Kim Sheehan gives vocal evidence as to why she has an international reputation - Sheffield Telegraph

Queen of the Night - Magic Flute - Garsington Festival Opera - 2011
Among a young cast, the only voices that set the pulse racing were Kim Sheehan’s Queen of Night and Sophie Bevan’s Pamina - The Financial Times
Kim Sheehan is an utterly brilliant Queen of Night, costumed like a panto demon but angelic in her upper register - The Arts Desk
Kim Sheehan’s Queen of the Night delivers laser-like coloratura -
The Telegraph
As a Lady Gaga-style Queen of the Night Irish soprano Kim Sheehan hits the fiendishly difficult coloratura with brilliant precision -
The Express
Kim Sheehan musters a powerful Queen of the Night in her stratospheric arias -
The Stage

Zerbinetta - Ariadne auf Naxos - Theater Winterthur - 2011
Strauss gives [Zerbinetta] extravagant coloratura, leading notes at stratospheric pitches, long trills, and simply every vocal acrobatic technique available, attempted only by a virtuosic voice with the most stringent training. As if by pure magic appears Kim outstanding singer who makes even the most challenging musical passages part of Zerbinetta's coquettish game, and yet a coquette with the disarming honesty of a worldly woman transformed through lightning-clean music-making. Der Landbote

Belinda - Dido & Aeneas - Theater Gera - 2010

With her clear, light soprano, Kim Sheehan bewitched the premiere-going public -
Brilliant baroque soloist -
Ostthüringer Zeitung
Fruity-fresh -
Thüringische Landeszeitung

Micaela - Carmen - Lismore Music Festival - 2010
Kim Sheehan's Micaela was beautifully sung, particularly 'Je dis,' which notably encapsulated the girl's bravery -
Opera Now
It was Kim Sheehan’s emotionally true and vocally sophisticated Micaëla who stole the show -
Irish Times
It was Kim Sheehan’s clear soprano tone as Micaela that wowed the audience. Her aria in Act 3 "Je Dis Que Rien Ne M’Epouvante" was the highlight of the opera -
Munster Express

Zerbinetta - Ariadne auf Naxos - Theater Gera - 2010
Kim Sheehan as Zerbinetta was the outstanding voice of the premiere: a soprano with a soubrette's lightness but with depth of feeling at the same time- and with more than enough energy to sing the "großmächtige Prinzessin" aria enchantingly well -
Thüringer Allgemeine
Kim Sheehan is not only believable but unbelievably sexy, and her slender, but powerful and immaculately controlled soprano blends splendidly with [the Composer] -
Ostthüringer Zeitung
…with the exquisitely biting Zerbinetta (Kim Sheehan)… –
Zerbinetta is virtually perfectly cast with the energetic coloratura soprano Kim Sheehan –
Thüringische Landeszeitung
The biggest bravos went to Irish soprano Kim Sheehan, with quicksilver coloratura and sweet timbre -
Freie Presse Chemnitz
The operagoers were fascinated by Kim Sheehan with her
Kommt der neue Gott gegangen aria of technically perfect coloratura -

Theaterball - Theater Gera - 2010
Kim Sheehan, the magical young singer from Ireland, we know well: public and critics alike enthused over her glorious voice in Ariadne auf the opera ball goers enjoyed the enchanting soprano as Olympia from Tales of Hoffman-
Ostthüringer Zeitung

Faschingskonzert - Theater Altenburg - 2010
Sheehan is a little coloratura wonder -
Osterländer Volkszeitung

Susanna - Le Nozze di Figaro – Mid Wales Opera - 2009
Kim Sheehan sings and acts extremely well – “Deh vieni” in the last act is beautifully phrased - What’s on Stage
Kim Sheehan’s lusciously vivacious Susanna was not above kneeing Figaro in the groin when thwarted - Theater in Wales
Kim Sheehan was an energetic and musical Susanna - Hereford Times
A strong performance from Kim Sheehan as a pert Susanna - The Guardian

Sandman / Dew fairy - Hansel and Gretel - Opera North - 2008
Kim Sheehan doubles charmingly as a mysterious Sandman and a ditsy Dew Fairy - What’s on Stage

Olympia - Les Contes d'Hoffmann - IOS Saalbau Stein Concert - 2007
Coloratura Kim Sheehan, with supreme ease, brilliance and glittering timbre, creates a parody of the 19th Century virtuosic primadonna -
Südkurier Medianhaus

Drusilla - L’Incoronazione di Poppea - Benjamin Britten International Opera School - 2006
Kim Sheehan’s Drusilla stood out for its sensitivity of textual interpretation -
Seen & Heard
Kim Sheehan made much of the hapless Drusilla -
Musical Pointers

Le Feu - L’enfant et les sortilèges - Benjamin Britten International Opera School - 2006
Kim Sheehan’s Le Feu was particularly well drawn -
The Independent
Kim Sheehan…brought out some menace in the high-lying part and not a little sadness too as her flames died out -
Seen And Heard

Barbarina – Le Nozze di Figaro - Grange Park Opera - 2006
Kim Sheehan’s schoolgirl Barbarina also makes a strong impression - The Stage

Ciprigna - La Capricciosa Coretta - Bampton Classical Opera - 2006
Ciprigna … sung with increasing beauty and poise by Kim Sheehan - Opera News
..but it is Kim Sheehan, as Ciprigna, who gives the star performance – by turns sexy, tetchy, scheming and vain, and vocally strong throughout -
The Oxford Times

Adele - Die Fledermaus - Benjamin Britten International Opera School - 2005
Kim Sheehan’s chirrupy Adele...sporting a super voice and blissfully funny acting skills - Opera Now
Kim Sheehan’s Adele set the bar pretty high – even higher when she’d easily twirled her way through...the Laughing Song -
The Times
Kim was a glamorous, feisty Adele -
Seen & Heard

Vespina - L’Infedelta delusa - Bampton Classical Opera - 2005
The soprano Kim Sheehan…was outstanding…an artist to watch, a natural Mozart singer if ever there was one -

Contessa de Folleville - Il Viaggio a Reims – Wexford Festival Opera - 2004
Honourable mentions go to Irish soprano Kim Sheehan in ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ mode as the Contessa de Folleville -
Irish Times
Kim Sheehan, a cosseted and fabulously eccentric Contessa de Folleville…was, quite simply, wonderful -
Wexford Echo

Adina - L’Elisir d’amore - Wexford Festival Opera - 2003
….the heroine Adina…sung by the young Cork soprano, Kim Sheehan, has acquitted herself admirably, singing with confidence and a sure musical line -
Irish Times