Angela Feeney

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Angela Feeney (born 19 October 1954 in West Belfast) is an Irish opera singer.

She made her professional singing debut as Cherubino in "The Marriage of Figaro" in 1977 and continued her studies in Munich.

She was the first Irish singer to be signed as a soloist by the Munich State Opera and has made guest appearances with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Hamburg State Opera and Frankfurt Opera companies.

Her performances include: Elvira in English National Opera's Don Giovanni and Un giorno di regno, as Giulietta at the Wexford Festival (recorded live for BBC Radio 3). She opened Cork City Opera's first season as Leonora in Il trovatore and returned the following year in La bohème as Mimi. She has performed Madame Butterfly at the Berlin State Opera. Other performances have been as Marie in The Bartered Bride, Michaela in Carmen and Nedda in Pagliacci

Angela Feeney is founder of the Belfast Classical Music Bursary Scheme and initiated Féile an Phobail's West Belfast Classical Bursary Awards,[1] and has promoted various charities and tourism in local and wider Northern Ireland. In 2002 she was recognised by the Belfast City Council and given a special award by the judges in recognition of her outstanding services.

In 2006, she was honored by Queen's University at Belfast at which Queen’s Senator Brian Hanna stated: "“Angela is an international opera singer who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts both on the international stage and here in her native city where her name is synonymous with the West Belfast Classical Music Bursary Awards which began in 1994 and now continue as the Belfast Classical Music Bursaries."[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Projects « Féile an Phobail – West Belfast Festivals". Archived from the original on 21 May 2010. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  2. ^ Queen's University, Belfast (7 July 2006) Archived 25 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine