Cork-born soprano Kim Sheehan, “sporting a super voice” (Opera Now) has sung many of the roles in the coloratura repertoire in Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Ireland working with such established companies as the Royal Opera House, Zürich Opera House and Wexford Festival Opera to name but a few.
She has received a host of excellent reviews from around Europe including her “outstanding” (Der Landbote) interpretation of Zerbinetta, an “utterly brilliant” (Arts Desk) and “truly star-blazing” (Osterländer Volkszeitung) Königin with a voice that “sets the pulse racing” (Financial Times) and which shone “like the many fires of a diamond” (Forum Opera).
Kim made her debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Diana in the world premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Diana and Acteon, a part of Metamorphosis: Titian, a grand collaboration between the Royal Opera, Royal Ballet and the National Gallery, in which she was described by the New York Times as “excellent”.
She graduated with distinction and the Gold Medal from DIT Conservatory of Music, Dublin before taking up a scholarship at the Royal College of Music & Benjamin Britten International Opera School, London. From there Kim continued on onto the prestigious International Opera Studio at Zürich Opera House.
Most recently, Kim completed a nationwide Irish tour of Poulenc’s The Human Voice as part of OTC’s Opera Hub. She performed the sung role in Company Philip Connaughton’s Extra Terrestrial Events at the Dublin Dance Festival with music written by Michael Gallen. Kim writes with experimental project Second Moon of Winter signed to Denovali records and wrote All That Is Sound as part of her MA in Music Performance at the Cork School of Music.
In 2019 Kim will sing Königin der Nacht in Irish National Opera’s forthcoming production of Die Zauberflöte.