Bass Conall O’Neill graduated from the Royal College of Music, London where he was an RCM Award Holder supported by a Herbert Howells & Thomas Fielden Scholarship, Johnson Scholarship and a Pauline Hartley Award. Previously, Conall studied at Imperial College London from which he graduated with a BSc in Biology.
Conall was a member Wexford Festival Opera’s inaugural young artists program “The Factory”. He performed the roles of Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Pistola in Falstaff (which was streamed in partnership with RTÈ) and L’Oste in Catalani’s Edmea. This summer, Conall performed the role of Ford in British Youth Opera’s production of Sir John in Love at Opera Holland Park.
Previously, Conall has performed as Colline (La bohème) and Adonis (Venus and Adonis) for HGO, Colline (La bohème) and Raimondo (Lucia do Lammermoor) for Instant Opera, Superintendent Budd (Albert Herring) for the Koninklijk Conservatoire Antwerpen, Lorenzo (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) with the Zezere Arts Festival in Portugal. With the Royal College of Music’s International Opera School, Conall has sung Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro) directed by Sir Thomas Allen and Snug (A Midsummer’s Night Dream).
Other career highlights include performing the part originally written for Norman Allin in a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music conducted by John Wilson for a Gala at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales to raise money for the Royal College of Music’s “More Music” campaign.