Dean is currently a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper, where in 2017 he was awarded the Festspielpreis by the Friends and Sponsors of the Bayerische Staatsoper Festival. Dean hails from Clarecastle, Ireland. Prior to joining the ensemble, he trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama, and graduated from the Munich Opera Studio in 2012. Outside of Munich, his guest appearances have included Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Gärtnerplatz Staatstheater, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and NHK Tokyo, as well as the Bamberg Symphoniker, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Bayerische Philharmonie.
Irish tenor Dean Power is currently a member of the ensemble at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, where he has been resident since graduating from the company’s Opera Studio at the end of the 2011/12 season.
During his time at the Bayerische Staatsoper his roles have included Steuermann Der fliegendeHolländer, Walther von der Vogelweide Tannhäuser, Jaquino Fidelio, Edmondo Manon Lescaut, Rustighello Lucrezia Borgia, Froh Das Rheingold, Graf Elemer Arabella, Scaramuccio Ariadne auf Naxos, Remendado Carmen, Der Bucklige and Die Erscheinung eines Jünglings Die Frau ohne Schatten and Malcolm Macbeth. In 2017, Dean was awarded the Festspielpreis by the Friends and Sponsors of the Bayerische Staatsoper Festival.
This season Dean’s roles in Munich include Graf Albert Die tote Stadt, Prince in a new production of Abrahamson’s The Snow Queen, Dancairo Carmen, Gaston La Traviata, Rolla in a new production of Verdi’s I Masnadieri, Vierter Knappe Parsifal and Ulrich Eißlinger Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Dean will also make his house debut at the Irish National Opera as Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail and at the National Opera House in Wexford, before returning to the Munich Opera Festival where he will make two role debuts as Rodrigo Otello and Spoletta Tosca. This season’s concert performances include Ryba Stabat Mater with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, as well as Die Schöpfung and Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne, both at the Cuvillies Theater, Munich. Further ahead, Dean will make his debut in the role of Lensky Eugene Onegin.
Dean’s operatic engagements have also included Maintop (and cover novice) Billy Budd for the Glyndebourne Festival, Rustighello Lucrezia Borgia for Theater St Gallen, Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando Cosi Fan Tutte and Tamino Die Zauberflöte at the Gärtnerplatz Staatstheater and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for the Lyric Opera Dublin, and appearances at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and at the NHK Tokyo.
On the concert platform, Dean has sung the Evangelist and arias of the St John Passion with Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir conducted by Ebbe Munk, Carmina Burana with the Bayerische Philharmonie, Christmas Oratorio with Augsburg Philharmonic Choir conducted by Wolfgang Reß, Messiah with the Irish Baroque Orchestra, Handel Jephtha with Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich at Jacobsplatz, Munich conducted by Daniel Grossmann, Schubert Mass no.5 with the Bamberger Symphoniker conducted by Karl-Heinz Steffens, Mendelssohn Lobgesang conducted by Maximilian Chor, Mozart Requiem and Schubert Mass in E-flat conducted by Manfred Honeck in Planegg, Germany, Schubert Mass in C at the Hohenems Schubertiade and Verdi Requiem with Frank Höndgen at Augsburg Oper.
Dean is from Clarecastle, Ireland. He studied in Dublin with Mary Brennan and repetiteur Mairead Hurley at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and D.I.T. Conservatory of Music and Drama.
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