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. He completed his BA (Hons) in Music and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 2013. While attending Trinity, he studied singing externally with Olive Cowpar from Limerick. He recently finished an MMus with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Emmanuel Lawler at the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. where he also worked with répetiteurs Trudi Carberry, Richard McGrath and Úna Hunt. 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). This year he was awarded the Senior Vocal Bursary in both Limerick and Cork and won the Lieder prize in Dublin. Kevin has appeared in various productions in Limerick and Galway, playing principal roles with Summer Music on the Shannon and Summer Music in Galway in; Peace by Carl Davis, The Mermaid by Carl Davis, H.M.S. Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan and The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan with Galway Youth Orchestra. He portrayed Mr. Gobbineau in The Medium by Menotti for Opera at Castalia in Kilkenny directed by Owen Gilhooly in 2013, Landy Worker in the world premiére of Breakdown by Andrew Synnott at The National Concert Hall 2015 and most recently Figaro in D.I.T.'s production of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart. Kevin also sang the bass solo in an RSCM performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion conducted by Peter Barley, Mozart’s Nocturnos with SMS, Mozart’s Requiem with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet and SMS faculty, five Mozart masses with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society 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 and Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor with the Guinness Choir at St. Patrick's Cathedral. 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, NI Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot and La Bohème is Kevin's third production with Opera Theatre Company. He sang in the chorus of Rough Magic Theatre Company's and OTC's co-production of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Olympia and in May 2015, he completed his first tour with OTC in Rigoletto. Upcoming performances include originating the role of Euripides in a new opera called The Breakfast Table by Clare native composer, and founder of CoMA Limerick, Fiona Linnane set to premiére at Opera at Castalia, Kilkenny on July 10th and Bach's Cantata BWV 78 at St. Mary's Cathedral Limerick on October 28th.
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