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Chairperson, Opera Theatre Company
Irish soprano Virginia Kerr has sung throughout Europe, the Far East and the U.S.A. winning acclaim on the operatic stage, on the concert and oratorio platforms and as a recitalist. She has sung Guinevere Gawain, Jenifer The Midsummer Marriage and Ortlinde Die Walküre (Royal Opera) other UK operatic engagements include Julie The Jacobin, title role Jenufa, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, title role Salome and Helmwige Die Walküre (Scottish Opera), Grete Der Ferne Klang (Opera North) and The Governess The Turn of the Screw and Elettra Idomeneo (Opera Northern Ireland).
European operatic engagements have included Rosalinde Die Fledermaus and Violetta La traviata (Opera Cork), The Governess The Turn of the Screw (OTC), Anita Jonny spielt auf and Donna Elvira Don Giovanni in Leipzig, Countess Almaviva Le nozze di Figaro in Malta and Ortlinde Die Walküre in Nantes.
Singing with many of the world¹s leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Hallé and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, her concert engagements have ranged from Beethoven Choral Symphony to Tippett A Child of Our Time. Virginia has made her most significant impact in the field of contemporary music and she is much in demand for her interpretations of new and recently composed works. She gave memorable performances of Schoenberg's Erwartung and Pierrot Lunaire with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland in 2002 and has championed new work by Irish composers. Recordings include Ultima Rerum by Gerard Victory with the NSOI, on the Marco Polo label. She has given masterclasses in Mexico, Georgia and the U.S.A. and is a frequent performer on television and radio (including BBC Radio 2¹s Friday Night is Music Night).
2008 saw the release of My Heart and I, an album of popular arias & songs. www.virginiakerr.ie
She has served on the jury of the RTE Musician of the Future competition and is regularly engaged as an Examiner at Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Virginia has served on the Board of Opera Theatre Company since 2003 and was elected Chairperson in September 2004.
She also serves as a Trustee of the Christ Church Cathedral Choir Five Hundred Foundation and is extremely active both in fundraising and field work for the Romania Breadbasket Appeal. She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy.
In 1981 Virginia Kerr and Joseph Brown founded the Young Irish Artists, to give young Irish singers an opportunity to work with a professional orchestra in a professional setting. Productions of The Marriage of Figaro (1981), Così fan tutte (1982) and The Carmelites (1984) followed, with the RTE Concert Orchestra. All three productions were staged at the Theatre Royal Wexford with the help of Jim Golden, Wexford Festival's Chairman at that time. The productions were directed by Ben Barnes and conducted by Proinnsias O Duinn, the first joint artistic directors of OTC, which was founded in 1986.Hide Bio
PR & Development Manager
Since graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1992 with a B.A.Mod in Single Honour English, Teresa has worked with a variety of venues, festivals and production companies in roles that cover backstage, FOH, box office, production coordination, PR & marketing. The common thread has been clear communication.
Highlights include writing (anonymous) copy for Variety and being On Broadway with Riverdance; challenges include dealing with protestors against banned films being shown as part of the Dublin film festival and discovering that someone doing your company "a favour" can lead to more difficulty than any contract would allow; rewards include the rare joy of always having worked with people I like and admire and getting to see lots and lots of theatre, film and opera.Hide Bio