EMMETT O'HANLON

SOLO ARTIST

EMMETT O’HANLON

Irish American Baritone Emmett O’Hanlon was born and raised in New York City. Now 23 years old, Emmett admits to having been seduced by music from a very early age. His foray into the world of music began with guitar, piano and drum lessons when he was just six years old. He first met his longtime voice teacher, Terence Goff, when he turned eight and began formal voice training at that stage. While he was still in High School, Emmett made the decision to pursue a future in music, specifically singing. Since then he has received a Bachelors Degree in Voice from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he also performed as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Emmet has participated in many classical training programs and has also been an apprentice artist in the Bel Canto Young Artist Mentoring Program at Caramoor.

Once he received his undergraduate degree in music, Emmett attended the prestigious Julliard School in New York, where he has recently completed his Masters Degree in Voice, studying under the tutelage of Dr. Robert C. White Jr. He also recently took part in the “Julliard in Paris” project, sponsored by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation. Last season Emmett performed in both productions in Julliard Opera’s double bill, Britten’s Curlew River and Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea, as well as in this current season’s Metropolitan Opera workshop production of The Sorrows of Frederick. He has also recently played the role of Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Emmett is not the only musical member of his family. His mother, who hails from Carrick-on Suir in Co. Tipperary, and his father who comes from Co. Armagh, both sang and were involved with theater from an early age. His elder brother and younger sister have also both studied music at university. In addition to his passion for music, Emmett is an avid sportsman, who loves to surf and snowboard. He is also a huge fan of American football, baseball and most water-sports, which he follows with a keen interest.

Emmett first met Celtic Thunder producer Sharon Browne in New York City, where she invited him to audition for the show. He is a natural fit with the rest of the soloists in Celtic Thunder, young, energetic and extremely talented, Emmett is looking forward to his next adventure as a principal singer in a Celtic Thunder show. He recently began his touring career with Celtic Thunder when he performed onboard the 2nd Celtic Thunder Caribbean Cruise in November 2014, followed by the show’s first ever Symphony Tour. Emmett also joined Celtic Thunder on its Spring 2015 Very Best Of Tour, before leaving the show to join the highly acclaimed The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, at Lyric Opera of Chicago for the 2016-2017 season as a resident artist. This is such a huge achievement by Emmett and is a testament to years of hard work.

From everyone at Celtic Thunder, we wish everyone in Canada a very 'Happy Canada Day!' - On this day in 1867, when three separate colonies joined to become a single entity within the British Empire called Canada. From this date, the country was regarded as a self-governing region within the empire. The holiday was originally called Dominion Day but was renamed in 1982 under the Canada Act which meant Government in London could no longer make changes to Constitutional law, allowing full Canadian sovereignty. ...

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Our wardrobe girls, out of work until venues open again, have been busy little bees making face masks for Emergency Room staff and Fire Departments. We are donating these masks and could do with some help from our wonderful fans to finance more of them. Please click here to donate and help us with this worthwhile endeavor! bit.ly/2YjKft8.

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The Celtic Thunder Inspirational CD ---> bit.ly/inspirationalcd has amazing Christian and Inspirational songs that you all know and love. Songs from Joey & Rory, Elvis Presley, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss, Gerry & the Pacemakers and others all performed by Celtic Thunder. If your enjoying the videos, please help spread the word and 'share' to your FB Friends 🙂 ...

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Due to overwhelming popular demand, Celtic Thunder has a brand new series of five events to stream on Stageit this July! This series will run from Tuesday July 14th - Saturday July 18th - LIVE on Stageit, with a different event each night. All shows will start at 5:30 ET. Get your tickets here --->https://www.stageit.com/CTLive ...

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