Emmett O'Hanlon




Emmett O'Hanlon

Second-year baritone Emmett O’Hanlon is an alumnus of The Juilliard School, where he earned a Master of Music degree and sang Eugene Onegin (cover), the Traveler/Curlew River, and Bartley/Riders to the Sea; and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree and was heard as Arsamene/Xerxes, Achilla/Giulio Cesare, and Harašta/The Cunning Little Vixen. In a workshop produced by the Metropolitan Opera, O’Hanlon sang the Soldier/Scott Wheeler’s The Sorrows of Frederick the Great. The baritone’s performances of concert repertoire include three Bach cantatas and the Fauré Requiem, all with St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Cincinnati. The Manhasset, New York native is a principal vocalist with the celebrated Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, both for concerts internationally and on CD O’Hanlon has been a prize-winner in the Altamura/Caruso, Gerda Lissner, Opera Index, Palm Beach Opera, and Dayton Opera competitions. He has participated in the singer training program at Caramoor as well as La Musica Lirica (Novafeltria, Italy) and Oberlin in Italy, and he recently took part in the “Juilliard in Paris” project. This summer O’Hanlon will debut at Des Moines Metro Opera in Billy Budd. During the 2016/17 season at Lyric Opera he appeared in Don Quichotte, Die Zauberflöte and Carmen.

In 2017/18 O’Hanlon will be featured in Faust.

Back to the 2017/18 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Photo: Simon Pauly