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Christopher Lynch Singing Bursary (2018)
Lions Club Award - Birr Festival of Music & Voice (2017)
Sir Thomas Allen Award (AIMS International Music School Eastbourne) (2016)
Capuchin Cup & Bursary (Feis Maitiú) (2016)
Duggan Cup (Féile Luimní) (2016)
Lieder Prize (Feis Ceoil Dublin) (2016)
Mac Donagh Cup (Féile Luimní) (2016)
Senior Vocal Bursary (Féile Luimní) (2016)
Bass Solo (Feis Ceoil Dublin) (2015)
French Song Gold Medal (D.I.T. Conservatory) (2015)
John McCormack Cup (Feis Ceoil Dublin) (2015)
Louis Ely O'Carroll Gold Medal (D.I.T. Conservatory) (2015)
The Sligo Cup (Feis Ceoil Sligo) (2015)
Boyd Cup (Féile Luimní) (2014)
The Sligo Cup (Feis Ceoil Sligo) (2014)
MacDonagh Cup (Féile Luimní) (2013)
Penny Cup (Féile Luimní) (2013)
William Todd Cup (Féile Luimní) (2013)
The Sligo Cup (Feis Ceoil Sligo) (2011)
Light Opera Perpetual Trophy (Feis Maitiú) (2010)
Penny Cup (Féile Luimní) (2010)
Robert Beare Bursary (Feis Maitiú) (2010)
Paul Deegan Cup (Feis Ceoil) (2009)
Robert Beare Bursary (Feis Maitiú) (2009)
Voice of the Féile (Féile Luimní) (2009)
Kevin Neville is a bass-baritone from Limerick city where he began his studies with Olive Cowpar. He completed his BA (Hons) in Music and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and his MMus with First Class Honours under the tutelage of Emmanuel Lawler at the Conservatory of Music and Drama D.I.T. where he was awarded the Conservatory Gold Medal. Kevin has won numerous competitions for opera, lieder, oratorio, sacred song, art song and musical theatre at Feis Ceoil Dublin, Feis Ceoil Sligo, Féile Luimní (Limerick) and Feis Maitiú (Cork). Some major prizes include the Senior Vocal Bursary 2016 in Limerick, the Capuchin Cup & Bursary in Cork and the Lieder Prize in Dublin. He has sung in Masterclasses for Sir Thomas Allen, Patricia Bardon, Iain Burnside, Brenda Hurley, Dame Felicity Lott and Kathryn Harries and was awarded the Sir Thomas Allen bursary to study at AIMS International Music School 2016. In 2017 he won the Lion’s Club Award at the Birr Festival of Music & Voice and in 2018 The Christopher Lynch Singing Bursary. He recently completed a year on the Northern Ireland Opera Studio programme.
As a student, Kevin sung principal roles in The Mermaid (Prince) by Carl Davis at the University Concert Hall, H.M.S. Pinafore (Sir Joseph Porter) by Gilbert & Sullivan at St. Mary’s Cathedral, The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King) by Gilbert & Sullivan at NUI Galway, The Medium (Mr. Gobbineau) by Menotti for Opera at Castalia in Kilkenny, the world premiére of Breakdown (Landy Worker) by Andrew Synnott at The National Concert Hall, D.I.T.'s production of Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro) by Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro, Sprecher, Erster Priester and Zweiter Geharnischter Mann) by Mozart with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar at Mon Ami theatre, Don Giovanni (Leporello) by Mozart also with LOSW, the Dublin stage premiére of The Sleeping Queen (The Regent) by Balfe at the NCH. He will sing The Regent again at The Blackwater Valley Festival and The Mananan International Festival of Music & the Arts this summer.
While on the NI Opera Studio he toured three shows including The School for Lovers / Così fan Tutte (Don Alfonso) by Mozart. He made his début with Irish National Opera in The Tales of Hoffmann (Schlemihl) by Offenbach with Irish National Opera in a National tour in 2018. This year he sang the role of Official Registrar in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with INO. He previously understudied Don Basilio in Wide Open Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Benoit in Opera Theatre Company’s La Bohème.
Kevin sang the bass solo in Stainer’s Crucifixion and Bach’s Cantata BWV 78 both conducted by Peter Barley, Mozart’s Nocturnos with Summer Music on the Shannon faculty, Mozart’s Requiem with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet and SMS faculty, five Mozart masses with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society and Fishamble Sinfonia as well as Händel’s Solomon, Lully's Te Deum and Miserere Mei Deus all conducted by David Brophy, the Clonmel Junction Festival opening concert with RTÉ’s ConTempo String Quartet, Bach’s Christmas Cantata with the Goethe-Institut Choir conducted by John Dexter at the National Concert Hall, Vaughan Williams' Mass in G Minor with the Guinness Choir conducted by David Milne at St. Patrick's Cathedral, C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat with Ancór conducted by Cecilia Madden and Mendelssohn’s Die Erste Walpurgisnacht with the Belfast Philharmonic Choir conducted by Stephen Doughty. Kevin has performed recitals in Mary Immaculate College's Spring Recital Series and at the opening of the Limerick Literature Festival in honour of Kate O’Brien. He also performed in the University Concert Hall’s ‘Rising Stars’ showcasing emerging classical talent last year.
Chorus work includes; Wide Open Opera’s productions of Nixon in China by John Adams at the Bórd Gáis Energy Theatre and Rossini's The Barber of Seville at the BGET and the National Opera House; NI Opera's production of Puccini's Turandot; Rough Magic Theatre Company's and Opera Theatre Company's co-production of Weill’s The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Olympia and three national tours with OTC in Rigoletto 2015, La Bohème 2016 and Don Giovanni 2016 as well as the concert version of Eithne in 2017; Irish National Opera‘s The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and Aida by Verdi.
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