Irish-American baritone Emmett O’Hanlon makes his company debut during the 2018-19 season, appearing as Silvio in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Mr. O’Hanlon is currently a member of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, appearing as Wagner in a new production of Gounod’s Faust, and covering the roles of Valentin in Faust, Guglielmo in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte and Marullo in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
The 2016 – 2017 season saw Mr. O’Hanlon’s debut with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as 2nd Priest in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Dancaire in Bizet’s Carmen. Additional assignments include covering the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Captain in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Mr. O’Hanlon also made his debut at Des Moines Metro Opera in a new production of Britten’s Billy Budd singing Novice’s Friend and covering the title role. Concert work includes the Rising Stars concert at Lyric Opera of Chicago, conducted by Timothy Myers.
In addition to his operatic and concert career, Mr. O’Hanlon has been a lead singer on Celtic Thunder’s 2014 Celtic Cruise, 2014 Christmas Symphony Tour, and 2015 ‘Very Best Of’ Tour. He is featured on the both the 2016 DVD and CD Legacy Vol I & II. As well, the 2016 re-release of their albums; Heartland, The Show, Take Me Home, Heritage, and Voyage I & II.
Honors and awards include being named a finalist in the 2017 Operalia competition, a finalist in the south regional finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, 2nd place in the Verismo Opera competition, 3rd place in the Gerda Lissner Foundation competition, and an encouragement award from the Opera Index competition.
Mr. O’Hanlon holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Additional training includes participation as a Bel Canto young artist at Caramoor Opera, studies at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy, a summer with Oberlin in Italy, and the “Julliard in Paris” project, sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation. A native of Manhasset, New York, Mr. O’Hanlon currently resides in Chicago.
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