She has sung with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and now she will sing for us all at An Evening of Celebration

She has sung with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and now she will sing for us all at An Evening of Celebration

She has sung with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and now she will sing for us all at An Evening of Celebration

Press Release: by Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd

The talent of our pupils and past pupils never fails to amaze. Another fantastic talent is that of Gemma Prince, a soprano from Dungannon who has the most amazing voice and has performed on many of the great stages across the UK. Here’s a little bit more about Gemma’s fantastic career to date.

Gemma Prince is a soprano from Dungannon, Co Tyrone and graduated with a Masters Degree in Vocal and Opera Studies from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

It was in Manchester where Gemma studied with Lynne Dawson and received an Entrance Award and the Dame Eva Turner Award for Potential Dramatic Soprano.

Gemma has been a Young Artist with NI Opera and currently studies with Jacqueline Straubinger-Bremar.

Gemma has sung in masterclasses with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Malcolm Martineau, Ann Murray, Giselle Allen, Jonathan Lemalu, Iain Burnside, Mary King and Marie McLoughlin.

Her operatic roles include the title role of Suor Angelica, First Maiden in Turandot, Antonia in The Tales of Hoffmann with Preston Opera, Hanratty in Monster in the Dark for Spark Opera at the Belfast Children’s Festival, Virtu and Venere in L’Incornazione di Poppea with Lesley-Ann Sammons with performances in Hastings, Longborough Festival Opera and Actor’s Church Covent Garden.

Gemma also performed in the Mac Theatre in Belfast and The Southbank Centre, London in NI Opera Shorts – five contemporary operas composed by Northern Irish composers.

Gemma has covered the role of Mrs Grose in The Turn of the Screw and covered the role of the Mother in Hansel and Gretel both with NI Opera and sang in the Chorus of NI Opera’s production of Puccini’s Tosca, Verdi’s Macbeth, Puccini’s Turandot and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

She has also performed in Buxton Opera House in the chorus of The Sorcerer with Oxbridge Opera Company and she recently performed the role of Fiordiligi in a touring production of School of Lovers Bite Size with NI Opera.

We are really looking forward to hearing Gemma perform at An Evening of Celebration. Individual tickets for the event cost £100. Gemma will join a host of other past pupils including Broadway actor Fra Fee, composer and musician Ryan Molloy, winner of The Voice UK Andrea Begley, baritone Karl McGuckin, singer/songwriter Mairéad Duffy, brothers Ronan and Ruairi Stewart of Cúig and the band, 3’s A Crowd.

There will be a five course meal, guest speakers, an auction and a raffle and it’s a great opportunity too to network. So get your friends together and come along to what will be a fantastic evening.

All proceeds from this evening will go towards the running costs of the school and will ensure the school’s management team, teaching staff and pupils can continue to focus on achieving excellence together.

This is a ticketed only event. To secure a table or book individual tickets contact [email protected]. The school is also welcoming expressions of interest from past pupils who have an interest in joining St Patrick’s Academy Alumni Association.

* Artists are subject to changing availability*


Notes To Editor:

  • St Patrick’s Academy was established in 1891 and is a voluntary grammar school based in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. The new £27million school will be opened in Spring 2018 after An Evening of Celebration and the launch of the Academy Alumni Association (AAA).
  • For further information contact Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd on 028 3756 9569 | 07709805379 | | Public Relations Northern Ireland | Public Relations UK | Brand Journalism Northern Ireland | Brand Journalism UK | Brand Journalism Experts