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John Molloy

John Molloy comes from Birr in Ireland, and studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Dublin and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. In 2005 he graduated from the RNCM, receiving the college's highest accolade for performance; the PPRNCM Diploma. John has received Awards and Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, John McCormack Society of Ireland and was a major scholar of the Peter Moores Foundation from 2004 - 2006. He has just completed studies at the National Opera Studio in London, and recent engagements include Arthur THE LIGHTHOUSE with Nationale Reisopera, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLOETE and Leporello DON GIOVANNI in Ireland, and Masetto DON GIOVANNI with English National Opera and Figaro LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Nationale Reisopera. In autumn 2012 reprised his role of Masetto DON GIOVANNI at English National Opera.  Recent roles include Luka THE BEAR with NI OPera, Stravinsky's RENARD at the Southbank Centre, London, Leporello DON GIOVANNI and Figaro LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Theatre Company (Dublin) and Le Commandeur de Beaupré LE COUR DE CELIMENE for the Wexford Festival. 

John Molloy comes from Birr in Ireland, and studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama, Dublin and the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. In 2005 he graduated from the RNCM, receiving the college's highest accolade for performance; the PPRNCM Diploma. John has received Awards and Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, John McCormack Society of Ireland and was a major scholar of the Peter Moores Foundation from 2004 - 2006. He has just completed studies at the National Opera Studio in London, and recent engagements include Arthur THE LIGHTHOUSE with Nationale Reisopera, Sarastro DIE ZAUBERFLOETE and Leporello DON GIOVANNI in Ireland, and Masetto DON GIOVANNI with English National Opera and Figaro LE NOZZE DI FIGARO with Nationale Reisopera. In autumn 2012 reprised his role of Masetto DON GIOVANNI at English National Opera.  Recent roles include Luka THE BEAR with NI OPera, Stravinsky's RENARD at the Southbank Centre, London, Leporello DON GIOVANNI and Figaro LE NOZZE DI FIGARO for Opera Theatre Company (Dublin) and Le Commandeur de Beaupré LE COUR DE CELIMENE for the Wexford Festival. 

John has worked with many Opera Companies in Ireland and the UK including Opera North, Opera Ireland, Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre Company and the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. He has also performed at the festivals of Ryedale, Mananan, The Farmleigh Proms and the Sir Malcolm Sergeant Festival in London.

His operatic roles include Sarastro The Magic Flute, Snug A Midsummer Night's Dream, Figaro, Dr.Bartolo & Antonio The Marriage of Figaro, Colline La Boheme, Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte, Don Basilio, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Zuniga Carmen, Dr. Grenvil La Traviata, Il Re Aida, Arthur The Lighthouse, Truelove The Rake's Progress, Il Sagrestano Tosca, Tiger Brown The Threepenny Opera, Cholmondeley The Yeomen of the Guard, Timur & Mandarino Turandot, Bonze Madama Butterfly, Leone Attila, High Priest Nabucco, King of Spain in Maritana, Fr. Corrigan & O'Moore in The Lily of Killarney, Devilshoof The Bohemian Girl ,Count Ribbing Un Ballo in Maschera.

Future roles includes Banco MACBETH for NI Opera and Dulcamara L'ELISIR D'AMORE for Opera Theatre Company (Ireland),  

Recent concert appearances include the Australian premiere of Van Gogh - The Opera with Crash Ensemble at the Canberra International Festival of Music, Haydn's Creation in The Hague with Continuo Rotterdam, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Macau Orchestra and the chorus of Shanghai Opera House conducted by Tibor Bogányi, Verdi's Requiem with the Northen English Chorale and Mendelssohn's St. Paul with Our Lady's Choral Society. John has also appeared with The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTE Concert Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Cecilia, London Gala Orchestra and The Goldberg Ensemble.

Oratorio repertoire includes the Requiems of Verdi, Mozart, Bruckner, Durufle and Schumann, Haydn's Creation and Nelson Mass, Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle, Vaughan Williams' The First Nowell, Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, Mendelsohnn's St. Paul and a number of Bach Cantatas.

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