Emmanuel Lawler

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Email: emmanuel.lawler@tudublin.ie


Lecturer in Singing

Dept of Vocal, Opera and Drama Studies

Emmanuel Lawler enjoyed a prolific international career as a tenor soloist performing extensively throughout Europe, America, and Asia on premier stages ( eg The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Centre, The Kennedy Centre, Chicago Symphony Centre, Boston Symphony Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Centre etc ).  He performed, broadcasted on TV, and recorded CDs of an extensive repertoire from baroque to romantic opera to world premieres, working with the most eminent performers, composers, and orchestras including The London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and RTÉ Concert Orchestra among many others.

Emmanuel began his musical life as a chorister in The Palestrina Choir and sang in concert, oratorio and opera at home and abroad as a boy soprano soloist.  He transitioned through singing alto and then as a young tenor he became the youngest ever winner of the Tenor Gold Medal in the Feis Ceoil while still at school.  Soloist engagements with The National Symphony Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, and Irish Chamber Orchestra and a solo recital in The John Field Room at the National Concert Hall followed immediately.

After vocal and degree studies in Dublin he was awarded two scholarships to study in Italy in 1990 and 1991 where he got classic Bel Canto training from the very finest source - the same 'stable' as Luciano Pavarotti - studying under the great Carlo Bergonzi.  This eminent training ultimately brought Emmanuel standing ovations on many of the world's greatest stages.

An Honours BA, First Class Honours MA in Music, and Licenciate and Fellow of Trinity College London, Emmanuel joined the staff of TU Dublin Conservatoire in 2001, initially combining international performing engagements with teaching.  

With his students enjoying international competitive success and performing on major international stages including The ROH Covent Garden, The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall etc, and his services in demand for vocal consultancy, guest lectures, masterclasses, and adjudicating etc, Emmanuel ultimately retired from performing to concentrate on this work and also to spend more time with his wife and sons.

In addition to his work with gifted students and elite professional singers, particular areas of interest include voice science ( which informs his teaching alongside his classic Bel Canto training ), voice rehabilitation, the young / adolescent voice, and training and mentoring both experienced and emerging singing teachers.

Further Details:


Emmanuel Singing:

"Nessun Dorma" ( Puccini "Turandot" )


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