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Statement from President Higgins on the death of Cara O'Sullivan

Dáta: Céa 27th Ean, 2021 | 14:54

“The news of the death of Cara O’Sullivan will have been received with great sadness by all those who love and appreciate music.

Proud of her Cork roots, and ever generous to local groups, Cara O’Sullivan was a performer whose talents were recognised the world over. She performed not only in local halls and festivals, but also at the Paris Opera, the Sydney Opera House and the Albert Hall in London, making her mark in many productions of works by Mozart, Handel, Mendelsohn and Verdi.

Her outstanding talent was recognised early on in her career by the great Joan Sutherland, who helped her prepare for her first major role as Donna Anna in ‘Don Giovanni.’ 

She will be remembered as one of Ireland’s greatest sopranos, and one who was ever generous to her colleagues.

To her siblings, her daughter, her extended family and wide circle of friends, Sabina and I send our deepest condolences.”