Classical Notes: Cara O’Sullivan’s name will always be cherished

The Cork-born soprano, who died last week aged 58, was an immensely gifted singer and radiated charisma in every performance she gave

31st January, 2021
Classical Notes: Cara O’Sullivan’s name will always be cherished
Cara O’Sullivan pictured at Blackrock Castle on the river Lee in her native Cork: her untimely passing leaves a huge void in Irish culture and the arts. Picture: Provision

The death of soprano Cara O’Sullivan is heartbreaking, even in these bleakest of times when we hear grim things on a daily basis. It will have shaken Ireland’s music community to its very core, especially in her home city of Cork.

I heard her singing many times at the National Concert Hall, where she always managed to weave her beloved home place and its fancy names into her narrative in one...

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