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Niall Morris, born in Dublin, is a well-known Irish classical singer. He studied music at Trinity College and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He completed his studies at the National Opera Studio in London.
He performed principally with English Touring Opera and the d'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Amongst the opera roles he has performed on stage are Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Davey in Jonathan Dove's Siren Song, Ralph Rackstraw in H.M.S. Pinafore Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Paris in La belle Hélène, and Antonio in The Duenna. He created the tenor roles in Thomas Adès first opera Powder Her Face which was later released on EMI Classics and nominated for a Grammy (Best Opera Recording 2000). /Users/niallmorris/Desktop/Niall Morris Photo 2015.jpg Morris was a founding member of the Irish singing group, "The Celtic Tenors" who won the German "Echo Award" for Best Classical Crossover Artists in 2002. The group were successful internationally and made numerous recordings, notably at Abbey Road studios while signed to EMI Classics. Morris decided to leave the group in 2006, partly due to creative differences, and since then has worked as Company Manager for Opera Ireland as well as creating a highly successful biographical stage show about the life of opera legend Maria Callas. "Callas" played eleven sold out nights at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
He has more recently moved into opera directing and his production of Puccini's "La Boheme" at Loughcrew Garden Opera received excellent reviews from the critics. This was followed up by a staging of "La Traviata" starring Claudia Boyle and a reworking of "Die Fledermaus". Most recently (2015) Morris has created a dynamic new show stage "The Puccini Scandal"- an opera drama- which investigates the personal and artistic dilemmas of the great opera composer after the death of the maid Doria Manfredi. Niall Morris plays the role of Giacomo Puccini.
Morris runs a number of successful entertainment shows which travel internationally.
- Donal Lynch, New notes on an old friend, The Independent (Ireland), February 24, 2008.
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