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

“An exquisite soprano”
Irish Examiner

”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

”Fearless in her demanding coloratura”
Classical Source

”The quality of both the Wives’ acting and singing was inspiring… Kim Sheehan stood out above all”
Osterländer Volkszeitung

”Kim Sheehan is a must-see - a truly star-blazing Queen of the Night and sings her coloratura with brilliance and furore”
Osterländer Volkszeitung

“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... A career to follow attentively”
 Forum Opera

”With her clear, light soprano, Kim Sheehan bewitched the premiere-going public”
OperaPoint.com

”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”
OperaPoint.com

”Coloratura Kim Sheehan, with supreme ease, brilliance and glittering timbre, creates a parody of the 19th Century virtuosic primadonna”
Südkurier Medianhaus

”Kim Sheehan’s Drusilla stood out for its sensitivity of textual interpretation”
Seen & Heard

”...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

”The soprano Kim Sheehan…was outstanding…an artist to watch, a natural Mozart singer if ever there was one” MusicOMH.com

”Kim Sheehan, a cosseted and fabulously eccentric Contessa de Folleville…was, quite simply, wonderful” -Wexford Echo