Irish soprano Ailish Tynan played Vixen in the 2009 production of The Cunning Little Vixen directed by David Alden.
At Covent Garden her appearances have included Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, Madame Podtotshina’s Daughter in Shostakovich’s The Nose, Madame Cortese Il viaggio a Reims and Marzelline Fidelio.
Other appearances include Tigrane Radamisto (English National Opera), Papagena Zauberflöte (Teatro alla Scala and Covent Garden), Despina Così fan tutte (Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse), Héro Béatrice et Bénédict (Houston Grand Opera), Sophie Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Swedish Opera), Gretel Hänsel und Gretel, (Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera).
Ailish Tynan won the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
Ailish has a vibrant sense of humour: “I love cycling! I hadn’t been on a bike since I was 11 years old up until about 4 years ago when I was asked to do a sponsored cycle from Oxford to London for Help The Musicians. It was the last thing in the world I wanted to do but I didn’t want to let this brilliant charity down so I said yes. I was sure that I could do the 60 miles on an old mountain bike in the shed but my husband, who is a great cyclist, laughed at me and soon I had a very fancy road bike and enough Lycra to kit out team GB. I started training and I realised that I absolutely loved cycling; it’s been a great passion ever since. I never got to do the cycle as during training I realised I was pregnant and I had to stop; as soon as I could I was back on my bike with my baby Daisy in tow! It’s also a brilliant way for me to get to spend time with my husband. He’s principal Bass Trombone at the Royal Opera House and we often cycle in to the opera house together.”