Peter O’Reilly is a graduate of the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where he was awarded a First Class Honours Bachelor of Music Degree. Whilst there, he was under the tutelage of Emmanuel Lawler, with whom he is continuing his training. Peter has also received coaching from esteemed Irish repetiteurs Mairead Hurley, Trudi Carberry, and Una Hunt. Peter has been an extremely successful prizewinner over recent years at the ESB Feis Ceoil, most recently winning the Cuisine de France John McCormack Bursary. He has also taken part in masterclasses with some of the world’s finest musicians, including Graham Johnson, Patricia Bardon, Brenda Hurley, and Benjamin Appl.
Previous notable engagements include two world premieres; the tenor soloist in Odran O Casaide’s Marbhna 1916, and a Landy Worker in Andrew Synnott’s Breakdown. Peter has also played leading roles for Lyric Opera Productions at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton Opera House, and the Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society in the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Peter has also feature as the tenor soloist for oratorios performed by Dublin County Choir, Culwick Choral Society, Tallaght Choral Society, and the Guinness Choir. Last December he sang as the Tenor Soloist for Our Lady’s Choral Society’s performance of Handel’s Messiah in the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Proinnsias O’Duinn.
Peter made his professional operatic debut last year, playing the role of Lechmere in Opera Collective Ireland’s production of Benjamin Britten’s Owen Wingrave. He was also part of the cast of Irish National Opera’s Tales of Hoffman which toured Ireland last month.