Mairéad Buicke, Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall

Irish soprano Mairéad Buicke has performed major roles with English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Theatre Company and Mid Wales Opera.

Mairéad has worked with Europe’s leading opera companies with directors such as David Alden, Jonathan Miller, Robert Carsen and John Copley, conductors Edward Gardner, Laurent Wagner, Stephen Barlow and Gerhard Markson, and has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Cecilia, the Ulster Chamber Orchestra, the English National Opera Orchestra and the English Northern Philharmonia.


Her operatic repertoire includes Mimì and Musetta La bohème, Fiordiligi Così Fan Tutte, the title role in ToscaMicaela Carmen, Pamina/First Lady The Magic Flute, Violetta La TraviataSylviane The Merry Widow, Paquette Candide, Karolka Jenůfa, Second Niece Peter GrimesAntonia Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Clorinda La Cenerentola and Mařenka The Bartered Bride.


Mairéad’s concert repertoire includes Gretel Hansel & GretelMimì La bohème, Fiordiligi Così Fan TutteSecond Niece Britten’s Peter Grimes at the BBC Proms, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Music from Egmont, Ravel’s Scheherazade, Handel’s Messiah, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and the title role in William Vincent Wallace’s opera Maritana to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the Royal Dublin Society. She has also sung as a soprano soloist with Ireland’s RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s Symphony No 8 and Symphony No 4, as well as RTÉ’s eight-part television series, “Mozart Sessions”.

Mairéad Buicke, Soprano – Photo by Frances Marshall

“Singing Catalani’s Ebben? Ne andro Lontano as a farewell to Onassis, Buicke brings a chilling darkness that tells of Callas’ broken heart…”

CM McHugh

Mairéad Buicke, Soprano

Mairéad has given many recitals in Ireland including Wexford Festival, Music for Galway, West Cork Music Festival, the Boyle Arts Festival, Bantry Chamber Music Festival, Music in Monkstown and the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Elsewhere she has given recitals at the Aix en Provence Academy Festival, The Metropolitan Club in New York, The House of Lords and Leighton House in London.


Mairéad was a member of the Young Singers Programme with English National Opera, a Young Artist at the Aix en Provence Festival and was a “Young Associated Artist” with Opera Theatre Company in Ireland. Mairéad is actively part of the Vocal Faculty as Assistant Lecturer of Voice at the Technological University Dublin (formerly Dublin Institute of Technology, DIT).


Born in Limerick, Mairéad studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and graduated in 2003 with a First-class honours degree in Performance. Following this, she studied at the National Opera Studio in London. Mairéad was awarded as a special prize winner in the Belvedere International Singing Competition in Vienna and won the Gervase Elwes Cup at Dublin’s Feis Ceoil festival, as well as being prized with the Belfast Classical Music Bursary and the Royal Dublin Society Bursary.

“Singing Catalani’s Ebben? Ne andro Lontano as a farewell to Onassis, Buicke brings a chilling darkness that tells of Callas’ broken heart…”

CM McHugh

Opera repertoire

Candide – Paquette

– Micaela

Peter Grimes – Ellen Orford
Peter Grimes – Second Niece
The Turn of the Screw – Governess

– Karolka

The Merry Widow
– Sylviane

Così Fan Tutte
– Fiordiligi
Don Giovanni – Donna Anna
Don Giovanni – Donna Elvira
The Magic Flute
– Pamina/First Lady
The Marriage of Figaro – Countess

Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Antonia

La bohème – Mimì
La bohème – Musetta
– Tosca
Turandot – Liù

La Cenerentola  – Clorinda

The Bartered Bride – Mařenka

La Traviata
– Violetta

Concert/recital repertoire

Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Hermit Songs

Incidental Music to Egmont

Les nuit d’été

Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 8


Liederkreis Op. 39
Frauenliebe und Leben

Four Last Songs
Orchestral Songs