Patrick Hyland Tenor
Joel Ivany Assistant Director
Daniel Joy Tenor
A Village Romeo and Juliet The Magic Flute
Le Roi malgré lui
A Village Romeo and Juliet
Patrick Hyland commenced his studies with Dr Veronica Dunne in 2006 at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Roles include Jupiter (Semele, RIAM), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi, RIAM) and Ernesto (Don Pasquale, OSMM). He was a member of the Gyndebourne Opera Festival Chorus (2012) and has taken part in productions with Opera Ireland and Lyric Opera. Solo concert performances include the National Concert Hall, Áras an Uachtaráin, Dublin Castle and the Mansion House. He is the Feis Ceoil winner of the Dermot Troy Trophy for Oratorio, the John Count McCormack Cup, the William Young Cup and the Operatic Duet Cup. He is also a recipient of the Sligo Feis Ceoil best male singer award and received a bursary from the Count John McCormack Society in 2010. He has a degree in History and Politics (UCD). Patrick is currently a member of the Opera Theatre Company Young Associate Artists’ Programme.
Stage Director Joel Ivany’s recent projects include directing Hansel and Gretel (Canadian Opera Company), The Turn of the Screw (Against the Grain Theatre), Così fan tutte (The Banff Centre) and Associate Director, Nabucco (Washington National Opera). He was a recent finalist and winner in the European Opera-Directing Prize for his concept of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi. He has assisted and revived Thaddeus Strassberger’s production of Le nozze di Figaro as well as assisting on Rigoletto, both for Norwegian National Opera, and has assisted Strassberger at The Bard Summerscape for Le Roi Malgré Lui. He has assisted Robert Carsen (Orfeo ed Euridice, Canadian Opera Company), Iphigénie en Tauride (COC) and La Fanciulla del West (Norwegian National Opera). He is the founder and artistic director of Against the Grain Theatre in Toronto. Future engagements with Strassberger include a revival of Nabucco (Minnesota Opera). Ivany will direct a new production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann for Edmonton Opera in 2013.
Daniel studied music at Durham University where he gained a first class degree and prize for outstanding academic achievement. He went on to the postgraduate vocal course at The Royal College of Music and has recently graduated with distinction from the opera course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He currently studies with Adrian Thompson and Paul Farrington. Daniel has understudied roles for Glyndebourne, Garsington, Grange Park and Scottish Opera. Roles performed include the title role in Albert Herring, Giovanni in L’Aseddio di Calais (Donizetti) and Ricardo in Cherubin (Massenet), for GSMD; the lead role in Lillian Ailing (Jimmy John Estacio) at The Banff Centre in a joint production with Vancouver Opera, the title role in The Prodigal Son (Britten), and Hermann in the UK premiere of Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Mendelssohn). In 2011 at Wexford he was Count Palatine’s Envoy in Maria (Statkowski) and Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi.
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Programme Book for 2012 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford, Ireland