From Ireland, Paul McNamara is widely acknowledged to be one of the most versatile dramatic tenors of his generation.
Based in Berlin, he has sung in theatres throughout Europe where his many notable successes have included his recent debut in Venice at La Fenice as Wagner’s Tannhäuser and critically acclaimed performances at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Braunfels’ SZENEN AUS DEM LEBEN DER HEILIGEN JOHANNA. Operatic engagements elsewhere include the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, NI Opera, Cape Town Opera, the Opera Lesna in Sopot (Poland), Opera Ireland, the Janáček Festival in Brno, the National Opera in Almaty, Kazakhstan, the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, and with the Salzburg Festival at the Beijing Music Festival. Concert appearances have taken him to many of the world’s leading venues including the Berlin Philharmonie, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
In addition to Wagner’s Erik, Loge, Tannhäuser, Tristan and Parsifal, McNamara’s extensive repertoire encompasses roles by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Mozart, Weber, Meyerbeer, Tchaikovsky, Leoncavallo, Dvořák, Strauss, Janáček, Zemlinsky, Berg, Britten and André Previn.
Recent appearances include debuts with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, at the opera in Bonn in Wagner’s DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER and at the Leipzig Opera in Richard Wagner’s DAS LIEBESVERBOT and Richard Strauss’ ARABELLA. Elsewhere, McNamara reprised his much lauded interpretation of Herodes at the opera in Linz and appeared as Tannhäuser at the Wartburg zu Eisenach as well as in new productions of this opera in Aachen, Innsbruck and Venice.
A recipient of many awards and scholarships, Paul McNamara is a former student of the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and an honours graduate of the University College Cork, the Cork School of Music and the Royal College of Music London. Furthermore, he is a founder director and CEO of Opera Collective Ireland.
For more information see www.paulmcnamara.info