Mary-Jean O'Doherty


Coloratura Soprano


Portrait of Mary-Jean O'Doherty

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Biography

Mary-Jean is an international coloratura soprano who has US, Greek/EU and Australian Citizenship. In March 2011 she performed the title role of Lucia in Prague State Opera's production of Lucia di Lammermoor, and will reprise the role there in September 2011. In the Autumn of 2010 she performed the role of "Najade" and covered the role of "Zerbinetta" for Welsh National Opera's production of Ariadne auf Naxos.

In November 2011 she will make her debut at the Royal Albert Hall, London, singing the Queen of the Night's aria in Raymond Gubbay's Classical Spectacular.

In 2008, Mary-Jean was the first recipient of the Australian International Opera Award (AIOA), a scholarship to study at Cardiff University's acclaimed International Academy of Voice (CIAV) in Wales, directed by the renowned tenor Dennis O'Neill, CBE.

In February (2010) she performed the role of "The Queen of the Night" in Opera Ddraig’s production of The Magic Flute in Cardiff, UK; and in the summer of 2009 she performed the role of "Carolina" in CIAV's production of Il Matrimonio Segreto in Barga, Italy. In 2008, Mary-Jean sang the role of "Galatea" in Pacific Opera's production of Franz von Suppé's Gorgeous Galatea in Sydney and was "Young Heidi" in The Production Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Follies in Melbourne.

She was a finalist for the Stuart Burrows International Vocal Competition in June 2011 as well as for the 10th Aragall Singing competition in Sabadell, Spain in 2010, and was a finalist for the Australian Singing Competition Mathy Award in 2007.



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Mary-Jean singing at Cardiff