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Kevin Neville

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Singer (bass)
Dublin
Kevin Neville is a bass-baritone with a B.A. from Trinity College Dublin and First Class Hons MMus from D.I.T. Conservatory of Music & Drama

Kevin Neville is a bass-baritone from Limerick city where he began his studies with Olive Cowpar. He completed his BA (Hons) in Music and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 2013. In 2015, he completed his MMus with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Emmanuel Lawler at the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. and was awarded the Conservatory Gold Medal. Kevin has won numerous competitions for opera, lieder, oratorio, sacred song, art song and musical theatre at Feis Ceoil Dublin, Feis Ceoil Sligo, Féile Luimní (Limerick) and Feis Maitiú (Cork). In 2016 he was awarded the Senior Vocal Bursary in Limerick, the Capuchin Cup & Bursary in Cork and the Lieder Prize in Dublin. He has sang in Masterclasses for Brenda Hurley, Patricia Bardon, Dame Felicity Lott and Kathryn Harries and was awarded the Sir Thomas Allen bursary to study at AIMS International Music School. In 2017 he won the Lyon’s Club Award at the Birr Festival of Music & Voice and in 2018 The Christopher Lynch Singing Bursary. He is currently a member of the Northern Ireland Opera Studio. Kevin has sang principal roles in The Mermaid (Prince) by Carl Davis at the University Concert Hall, H.M.S. Pinafore (Sir Joseph Porter) by Gilbert & Sullivan at St. Mary’s Cathedral and The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) by Gilbert & Sullivan at NUI Galway. He portrayed Mr. Gobbineau in The Medium by Menotti for Opera at Castalia in Kilkenny directed by Owen Gilhooly, Landy Worker in the world premiére of Breakdown by Andrew Synnott at The National Concert Hall, Figaro in D.I.T.'s production of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Four roles in Die Zauberflöte with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar in Germany including Sarastro, Sprecher, Erster Priester and Zweiter Geharnischter Mann and Leporello in Don Giovanni also with LOSW. He understudied Don Basilio in Wide Open Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Benoit in Opera Theatre Company’s La Bohème and Don Alfonso in Northern Ireland Opera’s production of Così fan Tutte. Most recently, he sang The Regent in the Dublin stage premiére of Balfe’s operetta The Sleeping Queen at the NCH. He will sing Peter Schlémil in Irish National Opera’s production of The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach later this year. Kevin sang the bass solo in Stainer’s Crucifixion and Bach’s Cantata BWV 78 both conducted by Peter Barley, Mozart’s Nocturnos with Summer Music on the Shannon faculty, Mozart’s Requiem with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet and SMS faculty, five Mozart masses with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Fishamble Sinfonia as well as Händel’s Solomon, Lully's Te Deum and Miserere Mei Deus all conducted by David Brophy, the Clonmel Junction Festival opening concert with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet, Bach’s Christmas Cantata with the Goethe-Institut Choir at the National Concert Hall, Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor with the Guinness Choir at St. Patrick's Cathedral and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat with Ancór conducted by Cecilia Madden. Kevin has performed recitals in Mary Immaculate College's Spring Recital Series and at the opening of the Limerick Literature Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien. Chorus work includes; Wide Open Opera’s productions of Nixon in China by John Adams at the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre and Rossini's The Barber of Seville at the BGET and the National Opera House; NI Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot; Rough Magic Theatre Company's and Opera Theatre Company's co-production of Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Olympia and three national tours with OTC in Rigoletto 2015, La Bohème 2016 and Don Giovanni 2016. He sang in the chorus of OTC’s concert version of Eithne in 2017.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Italian music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Producer, Actor, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Reviews

From customers:

Kathryn H, 3 years ago

You have a super voice and the intelligence and musicality to express yourself successfully as a professional singer.

Penelope J, 10 years ago

Yes, you will be a Papageno!... Well prepared. . . A fine voice flowing freely.

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