Rory Musgrave recently made his international operatic debut singing the role of Young Kelvin in Solaris at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre.

Rory Musgrave, Baritone – Photo credit Frances Marshall


Rory recently made his international operatic debut singing the role of Young Kelvin in the Asian premier of Solaris by Dai Fugikura (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan). Other recent roles include Dr. Falke Die Fledermaus (Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, Germany), Schaunard La bohème (Lyric Opera Productions & Boyle Arts Festival), Le Podestat Le Docteur Miracle (Wexford Festival Opera/The Merrion Hotel), Silvio Pagliacci (Cork Opera House), Mayor of Youghal Vagabones (Opera Collective Ireland – World Premier, National Tour), Taddeo L’italiana in Algeri (Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, formerly Lismore Opera Festival) and Eumete The Return of Ulysses (Opera Collective Ireland).

Past opera engagements have included Eumete The Return of Ulysses, under the baton of Christian Curnyn and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Junius The Rape of Lucretia (Opera Collective Ireland), Smirnov The Bear and Magnus Herculanum, Gaby and various Bernstein a la Carte (Wexford Festival Opera), Belcore L’Elisir d’Amore (Blackwater Valley Opera Festival), Schaunard La bohème, St. Brioche The Merry Widow (Cork Operatic Society), Schaunard La bohème, Count Gil Susanna’s Secret (Opera Theatre Company), Schaunard La bohème, Baron Duphol La traviata (Lyric Opera Productions), Gabriel Conroy James Joyce’s The Dead (Performance Corporation – World Premier), Second Soldier and Namaan Salomé (Northern Ireland Opera).

Rory Musgrave, Baritone – WOF, 2016 – Photo credit Clive Barda

“Musgrave’s monotone declamation was focused and captivating, and the image of the prophet stripped to a ragged loincloth, smeared with blood and wine, was as arresting as the tremor of Vesuvius that thundered at this point.”


Rory, a founding member of Irish Opera Artists, performs extensively in concerts and recitals, including the National Concert Hall, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Clifden Arts Festival and Wexford Festival Opera. He made his debut with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in 2015, as a guest soloist in their Lunchtime Concert Series and has gone on to perform with numerous other ensembles including Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Crash Ensemble.

Rory Musgrave, a baritone from Connemara, Ireland, is a graduate from the Royal Irish Academy of Music, with a Masters in Vocal Performance, and has gone on to work with all the major Irish opera companies. An OTC Opera Hub Emerging Artist with Opera Theatre Company (2014 – 2016), Rory was also awarded the PWC Emerging Artist Bursary and the Arnholm Bursary by Wexford Festival Opera.

Rory Musgrave, Baritone – Photo credit Frances Marshall