From weekly voice lessons in the heart of the Burren in her teenage years to opera and stage roles in New York and London and a debut recital last month in the Weill recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York, mezzo soprano Naomi O’Connell’s trajectory has been remarkable.

A graduate of the Juilliard School in New York, she has already impressed critics in operatic and dramatic roles.  In this programme, we hear her exceptional voice in performance.

Family, teachers, tutors and mentors, and Naomi herself track her progress from schooldays in Co. Clare, through her student and prizewinning years in Dublin to her current life in New York as she launches her professional career.

Producer/Presenter : Doireann Ní Bhriain.

A Fuaim production for RTÉ Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision Broadcasting Funding Scheme.

RTÉ lyric fm, Friday 26 April, 7pm-8pm