Ciara Gallagher

Ciara Gallagher

Lyric Mezzo-Soprano

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2016Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2016Rossini: La CenerentolaTisbe
2014Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D majorSoprano II/Contralto
2014Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di PoppeaNerone
2013Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2013Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDorabella
2012Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroCherubino


The Canadian mezzo soprano Ciara Rennie was born and raised near the city of Victoria, British Columbia. Before embarking on a career in opera, Ciara trained and worked as a registered nurse in both Vancouver and Southern California. In 2009 she moved to Monaco and began full-time studies at the academy Rainier III in the class of Marie-Anne Losco. She obtained her DEM from the academy in 2013. Ciara subsequently studied at the Swiss Opera Studio (Bienne). Ciara is a laureate of les saisons de la voix (Gordes, France 2012), a prize winner in the Nei Stëmmen competition in Luxembourg (2013) and a finalist in several competitions in France including Beziers (2015) and Bordeaux (2014, 2015). She has appeared on stage in the roles of Cherubino and Dorabella (Mozart), Nerone (Monteverdi) and Venus (Purcell). Ciara appeared twice in concert with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonique Orchestra in 2014. First performing a Mozart concert aria and later as the soprano II in Vivaldi's Gloria. She also sang a selection from La Clemenza di Tito with the regional orchestra of Cannes PACA in 2013 and has been a guest soloist for many regional choirs in the Provence Côte d’Azur area. Ciara is currently perfecting her technique with the dramatic soprano, Vera Wenkert. Upcoming performances in 2016 include Tisbe (Rossini) and various solo recitals for festivals in the Côte d'Azur region.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Dorabella Immediately Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2016
Rossini: La Cenerentola Tisbe Immediately Lyric Opera Studio Weimar 2016
Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589, D major Soprano II/Contralto Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo 2014
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea Nerone Swiss opera studio Biel 2014
Mozart: Cosi fan tutte Dorabella Nei Stëmmen Luxembourg 2013