Megan O’Neill is a soprano from County Kerry. She is currently studying with Prof. Mary Brennan and Dr Andrew Synnott and is in third year of the Doctor in Music Performance Degree at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She completed her BMus Degree in Maynooth University in 2018 and graduated with a First Class-Honours Degree. In August 2020, she completed the Masters in Music Performance Degree at the RIAM, where she also received a First Class-Honours. Most recently, Megan played the titular role of Cinderella, an opera by Alma Deutscher, at Wexford Festival Opera as part of the Wexford Factory programme.
In the 2022 Feis Ceoil, Megan was the winner of the German Government Cup and the prestigious Gervase Elwes Memorial Cup. She was also awarded the 2022 RDS Music Bursary of 15,000EUR. Megan played the role of ‘Teen polar bear’ in The Scorched Earth Trilogy, a street art opera by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff, which was produced by Irish National Opera and Dumbworld Production Company in March 2022. She played the role of Signora Avoglio in All the Angels by Nick Drake, which took place in the Everyman Theatre, Cork, and Smock Alley, Dublin, from October 2021 to December 2021.
She will be performing the lead role of Jane in the world première of the film operaDreamCatchr by Kevin O’Connell, which will be released in 2023