The Irish soprano completed her musical
studies in cello, voice and piano at the University of Johannesburg and at the
Detmold Academy of Music.
She has had singing commitments in
Mannheim, Düsseldorf and Berlin, where she has been a soloist at the Deutsche
Oper Berlin since 1994. Her wide repertoire includes all the important lyric
soprano roles such as Suor Angelica (Komische Oper Berlin), Juliette in
Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, the Vixen
in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen,
Manon in Massenet's Manon and Sdenka
in Arabella (Deutsche Oper Berlin).
In Geneva, she made her debut as
Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and Eva
in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at
the Vienna Volksoper, later also in Brussels and Antwerp, and Alice Ford in Falstaff in Montpellier. From 2006 to
2008, she appeared at the Bayreuth Festival as Woglinde in the Ring of the Nibelungen under Christian
Thielemann (CD recording also available).