Owen Gilhooly is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and National Opera Studio and in 2007 represented Ireland in Cardiff Singer of the World. He is currently pursuing Doctoral studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Recent highlights include Robert Through his Teeth (Royal Opera House Covent Garden); Emilio Il cappello di pagila di Firenze (Wexford Festival Opera); Escamillo Carmen (Opera Theatre Company) and Beethoven's Christus am Olberge in Spain with Camerata Ireland.
Operatic engagements include Figaro The Barber of Seville, Dandini La cenerentola, Guglielimo Cosi fan tutte, Marcello & Schaunard La bohème, Father Hansel and Gretel, Don Fernando Fidelio, Papageno The Magic Flute, Lord Salt The Golden Ticket and Malatesta Don Pasquale. He has covered roles for Scottish Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne on Tour.
In concert, Owen has performed with both national and international orchestras, including the the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool and London Philharmonic Orchestras and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with whom works have included - Berlioz L'enfance du Christ and The Bridegroom The Vanishing Bridegroom and Bill Bobstay HMS Pinafore and Konecký Osud at the BBC Proms.