Praised for her "luminous soprano" (The Whole Note), "gorgeous and subtle vocal palette" (La Scena Musicale), "soft and dreamy vocals" (Oxford Daily Info, UK) and "lovely, precise coloratura" (OperaRamblings), Irish-born soprano Sinéad White is based in Toronto, Canada and maintains an active performing and teaching schedule in North America. She performs regularly with ensembles such as Toronto Mendelssohn Singers, Theatre of Early Music, the Toronto Bach Festival and Tafelmusik Orchestra & Chamber Choir. She and lutenist Jonathan Stuchbery founded Duo Oriana, a soprano/lute duo dedicated to music of the renaissance and baroque alongside arrangements of folk music from Ireland and Great Britain. Their debut album How Like a Golden Dream released in March 2023 with Leaf Music.
Select highlights as a soloist include a recital with Victoria Baroque, multiple appearances with both the Toronto Bach Festival and Nota Bene Players, the role of Sally in Nick Veltmeyer's Nova-Scotian Folk Opera Jimmy & Rosalia with Aureas Voces, Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri with Early Music Vancouver and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with the Kamloops Symphony. She was the soprano soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in Kelowna, BC with the Okanagan Festival Singers alongside members of the Okanagan Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St. Andrew’s-Wesley and Handel’s Messiah with the Chilliwack Symphony.
Sinéad was a young artist at the Boston Early Music Festival where she sang the role of Angelica in Handel’s Orlando and performed in the ensemble of the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani’s Orlando generoso. Further artistic training includes the Ton Koopman Academy, the Toronto Summer Music Festival as an Art of Song Fellow and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Sinéad took part in the Canadian Vocal Arts Academy in Montreal and was a fellow at the Sibelius Academy’s Creative Dialogues Program in Santa Fe, NM where she worked on contemporary repertoire with Canadian soprano/conductor Barbara Hannigan.
Sinéad obtained both her Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Voice/Opera at McGill University in the studio of Stefano Algieri and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Historical Performance at the University of Toronto.