• Niall Morris

  • Niall Morris in The Puccini Scandal

    NIALL MORRIS is a Grammy-nominated singer based in Dublin, Ireland. He trained at the Guildhall School of Music & drama in London, followed by the National Opera Studio. His debut role was Nemorino in "l'Elisir d'Amore" by Donizetti followed by the tenor roles in "Powder Her Face" by Thomas Ades at the famous Almeida Theatre, Islington. This was later recorded on EMI Classics and nominated as Best Opera recording at the Grammys in 1999.

    Niall continued his association with EMI Classics with an international recording contract as part of a vocal trio which at the time had chart success in many countries. The Celtic Tenors recorded at Abbey Road studios and had their own TV specials in Germany and on PBS in the United States.

    After this highly productive period, Niall left the group to follow up his interests in writing, producing and directing. For three years he was Company Manager and Assistant Director at Opera Ireland, which led to being the Artistic Director of Loughcrew Opera, in an idyllic country house setting in County Meath. Here he directed successful productions of "La Boheme", "La Traviata" (starring Claudia Boyle) & "Die Fledermaus".

    He had a big hit with the show "CALLAS" - the life & music of Maria Callas, which sold over 14,000 ticket at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, making it one of their biggest shows of the decade.

    His new show "The PUCCINI Scandal" - set in the villa of the great Italian opera composer - was a smash hit after its sold out premiere at Loughcrew Opera in July '15. Niall himself takes the central role of the great composer as he looks back over his life with a combination of humour and regret.  Fantasy flashbacks from his famous operas are performed by Mairead Buicke (soprano), Alexander James Edwards (tenor) & Simon Morgan (baritone) accompanied by concert pianist, Anthony Byrne.  "The Puccini Scandal" went on to sell out the National Concert Hall twice and a national tour is planned.