Karl Scully

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Karl Scully (born June 10, 1978 in Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish opera tenor.


Karl Scully is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and was a recipient of the Liberace Scholarship and the Mae Zenke Orvis Endowed Opera Scholarship.


He kick-started his career in 2000 when he played the role of Count John McCormack in the cinematic film “Nora”, by Pat Murphy and Gerard Stembridge, starring Ewan McGregor. He followed his on screen success by performing operatic roles such as: Don Jose in “Carmen” by Bizet; The Witch in “Hansel and Gretel” by Humperdinck; MacHeath, in “Beggars Opera” and Albert, in “Albert Herring” by Benjamin Britten; King Ouf in “L'etoile” by Chabrier; Paolino, in "Il Matrimonio Segreto" by Cimarosa; Ferrando, in “Cosi Fan Tutte” by Mozart; and Arturo in “Lucia di Lammermoor" by Gaetano Donizetti. During his time in Italy, Karl was a permanent artist in the Teatro Carlo Felice Opera House in Genoa. While there he performed solo roles alongside world famous artists including Samuel Ramey, Robert Brubaker, and Dwayne Croft.

The Irish Tenors[edit]

Karl’s was heard by two Irish Tenors, Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright, who invited him to join the group in 2006. Soon after Karl returned to the screens to star in ‘The Irish Tenors and Friends,’ a 10 part television show, in which Karl performed alongside such greats as Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Paul Carrick, Finbar Furey, Hayley Westenra, Shayne Ward, Sharon Shannon, Peter Grant,[disambiguation needed] Rebecca Storm, Lucia Evans, and Celine Byrne, and in doing so affirmed his place in Irish folklore next to Ronan Keating, Enya and Bono.

From 2006–2011, Karl was a member of The Irish Tenors and performed with them and as a soloist in over a hundred venues in Europe and the USA, including the Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center New York; Wolftrap Mainstage, Virginia; Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa; Moulin D'Ande, Normandie, France and The National Concert Hall, Ireland.


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