Cathal McCabe is a 23 year old tenor from Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. He has just completed his undergraduate degree at the TU Dublin Conservatoire where he studied with Emmanuel Lawler and Aoife O’Sullivan. He obtained a first-class honours and received the Michael McNamara award for the highest performance mark, as well as the Anne Leahy award for highest dissertation mark.
He has won multiple awards at the Feis Ceoil, including the John McCormack Cup, the Dermot Troy Cup, and the Count John McCormack Recital Medal. He sang the role of Nanki-Poo in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado in the National Concert Hall, and the role of Henry Crawford in the Irish premiere of Jonathan Dove’s Mansfield Park. He has sung the tenor solo in various sacred works, such as Handel’s Messiah, Scarlatti’s Messa di Santa Cecilia and Vivaldi’s Magnificat. Alongside David Mooney, he performed songs by Régine Wieniawski at the National Concert Hall.
Cathal was selected as a finalist in NI Opera’s 13th Glenarm Festival of Voice in 2023 and was winner of the Song Prize at the Festival.