Critically acclaimed mezzo, Ceara Grehan trained at the City of Belfast School of Music. Awarded a bursary from Opera Northern Ireland, she trained with Laura Sarti and west end vocal coach, Mary Hammond.
Her classical performances range from oratorio (Vivaldi’s Gloria, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater) to opera (Cosi Fan Tutti, Tosca, & Il Travatore with Opera Northern Ireland).
Ceara’s love of musical theatre has seen her perform leading roles in over 19 shows all over Ireland, including: Yum Yum Hot Mikado, Julie Jordan Carousel, Prince Orlovsky Die Fledermaus, Valencienne Merry Widow, Guinevere Camelot, Mrs Anna The King and I, Maria The Sound of Music, Ado Annie Oklahoma, Tessa The Gondoliers, Mrs Molloy Hello Dolly, Grace Annie, Pitti sing Mikado, Karen The Carpenters, Florence Chess and Nellie South Pacific.
Ceara has been nominated twice for Best Female Singer in Ireland by the Irish Association of Musical Societies and won this title for the role of Mrs Anna in The King and I at the Grand Opera House in Belfast. Her most recent performances was as Maria in The Sound of Music in Dublin prestigious National Concert Hall (2012) and again in the Opera House, Belfast (2013).
She is also in great demand as a concert soloist throughout Ireland and England. Ceara has become such a hit with the Belfast concert going public that she has been invited back many times to perform with the Ulster Orchestra in the Waterfront and Ulster Hall, including ‘Lloyd Webber plays Lloyd Webber’ with Julian Lloyd Webber, the songs of George Gershwin and the ever popular Viennese concerts.
Other concert performances include Jim Molloy Production of ‘Classics From Broadway’ in Dublin and at the Waterford International Festival; Peter Corry’s “Masters of the Musicals” throughout Ireland and in Birmingham; “Some Enchanted Evening” at the Odyssey Belfast; Festival Productions “Sound Of Our Musicals” 1 and 2 in Dublin and ‘One Voice’ with Rebecca Storm at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
She also compered and performed in the opening concert for the re-furbished Grand Opera House in Belfast and sold out her one woman show across the province.