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Gavan Ring (tenor)
Irish tenor and former baritone Gavan Ring is an INO Artistic Partner and hails from Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. He studied at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian’s College, Mullingar, read education and music at Dublin City University and is also an alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London. He is the first opera singer to complete doctoral studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and his research led to the first performance in 107 years of Robert O’Dwyer’s Irish-language opera Eithne. Career highlights include leading roles at La Monnaie, Brussels, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Glyndebourne, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Garsington Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and Opera Holland Park. Concert highlights include performances with the LSO at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under Simon Rattle, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall under Mark Elder and the Munich Radio Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater under Keri Lynn-Wilson. Recital work includes broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ lyric fm and appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Ludlow English Song Festival. His discography includes the songs of John F Larchet, Rossini’s Sigismondo, O’Dwyer’s Eithne, Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, Offenbach’s Fantasio and Fleischmann’s orchestral works for the Champs Hill, BR Klassik, RTÉ lyric fm, Linn Records and Opera Rara labels. Gavan is kindly supported by Howard Gatiss, Skellig Six 18 Distillery and Michael and Giancarla Alen-Buckley.