Recital- Eiméar Harper, Soprano

Eiméar Harper is a Wicklow-born soprano with a wealth of experience performing across a range of styles and genres. Eiméar made her operatic debut in the role of Gretel in Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ with Lyric Opera Ireland.

Other roles include Mary Crawford in the Irish premiere of Dove’s ‘Mansfield Park’, Cousin in ‘Madama Butterfly’ and Yum-Yum in ‘The Mikado’ at the National Concert Hall. This summer, she will sing chorus in Wallace’s ‘Lurline’, with Heritage Ireland.

As a young artist, Eiméar has given recitals at Boyne Music Festival and Boyle Arts Festival. Recently, she participated in the Young Singers Collective 2024 with Le Foyer des Artistes, where she performed in their finale concert at St. Columb’s Hall, Derry.

As a concert soloist, Eiméar has sung Handel’s ‘Messiah’ and Scarlatti’s ‘St. Cecilia’s Mass’. She is a multiple prize-winner at Feis Ceoil, having won the Gervase Elwes Memorial Cup, the Dermot Troy Trophy for oratorio, the Milne Cup for voice and piano duo, as well as the Charles Wilson cup for operatic ensemble.

Eiméar will be accompanied by Connor Wilcox on piano. Connor is a Scottish pianist based in Dublin. He is currently following a programme of doctoral study at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Anthony Byrne. Most recently, he has given solo recitals in the NCH John Field Room (2024), Limerick St Mary’s Cathedral (2023), Dublin St Ann’s Church (2022) and St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh (2022). Connor is also very fortunate to enjoy working as a collaborative pianist, most recently interning with Opera Collective Ireland as an assistant repetiteur for the company’s production of Handel’s Semele (2022). Connor lectures in music theory at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and University College Dublin.

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