“Corina Ignat (Queen of the night) rose splendidly to the occasion in her coloratura showstopper.”

– Dick O’Riordan from The Sunday Business Post

About Corina

Corina has completed her musical studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music where she studied with soprano Virginia Kerr during her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

She is currently part of the Wexford Festival Opera’s Young Artist Programme, the Wexford Factory.

Her operatic roles include: Kate Pinkerton Madama Butterfly with Lyric Opera Productions, Stepmother Cinderella with Wexford Festival Opera, Second Apparition Macbeth with the Grange Festival, Clorinda cover La Cenerentola with Irish National Opera,  Arminda La finta giardiniera with RIAM Opera, Belladonna The Fairy Queen with RIAM Opera, Queen of the night The Magic Flute with RIAM Opera.

Partial roles include: Gretel Hansel and Gretel with Irish National Opera as part of their Young Artist Showcase, Donna Anna Don GiovanniTatyana Eugene OneginFiordiligi Cosi fan tutte, Adina L’elisir d’amore and Violetta La Traviata as part of RIAM scenes coached by Brenda Hurley. 

She has performed as part of the Chorus with many acclaimed Opera companies such as Glyndebourne Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, Irish National Opera, The Grange Festival.

Her concert work includes a Rising Stars Concert at Limerick University Concert Hall, Bach Cantata BWV 191 Soprano Solo and Walton’s Missa Brevis Soprano Solo at the National Concert Hall Dublin with the Goethe Institute Choir,  A taste of Italian Opera recital at the Italian Institute of Culture Dublin, Summer Recital in Belfast, among others.

Corina has participated in masterclasses with Ernesto Palacio, Iain Burnside, Brenda Hurley, Ann Murray, Desiree Rancatore, Antonino Siragusa, among others.

Upcoming engagements include the role of Marie La fille du regiment and Nella Gianni Schicchi with Wexford Festival Opera and chorus with Glyndebourne Festival.

Awards & Recognition

Several prizes and awards include 1st place in the Irene Sandford Competition for singers,  1st place in the Geoghegan Memorial Cup (Feis Ceoil), 3rd prize in the Young Opera Voice Competition, Most promising singer in the Irene Sandford Competition for singers, finalist in the Dramatic Cup (Feis Ceoil), among others.

"Music has the power to transport us to another time and space. I like to harness that power and share it with the broad audience and passionate musicians alike."

Corina Ignat