Irish soprano Ailish Tynan made her U.S. debut as Zerlina in Seattle Opera’s 2007 production of Don Giovanni. She was a member of the former Vilar (now Jette Parker) Young Artist Programme at Royal Opera Covent Garden, where she sang in mainstage productions as Papagena in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, First Niece in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, and Second Wood Nymph in Dvorak’s Rusalka. Recent appearances for this BBC New Generation artist (2003-2005) include Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Pamina in Die Zauberflöte for Opera Ireland, Susanna in Mozart’s Nozze di Figaro and Valencienne in Lehár’s Merry Widow for Welsh National Opera, and Ännchen in Weber’s Freischütz at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2005, Tynan sang Flora in Michael Tippett’s Knot Garden with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Tynan is a recipient of the BBC Singer of the World Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize.