Dennis O’Neill has appeared for the major Opera companies of the world, specialising in the Romantic Italian repertoire and Verdi in particular. His long relationship with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden covers over two hundred performances centred around the great Verdian roles.
At the Met he has appeared in La Traviata, La Bohème, Aida, Rigoletto, Cavalleria Rusticana, and Pagliacci and as a frequent guest at the Bavarian State Opera, in Un Ballo in Maschera, Il Trovatore, Der Rosenkavalier, Tosca, Lucia di Lammermoor, Simon Boccanegra, Aida, and Otello with Zubin Mehta.
For the Vienna State Opera he appeared in La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, La Traviata, Un Ballo in Maschera and Il Trovatore; and most recently on tour to the Bolshoi with La Scala and Muti. He also has a very long relationship with the Welsh National Opera.
Dennis O’Neill was appointed Commander of the British Empire for services to Opera and many other acknowledgements include the prestigious Honorary Membership of the Royal Academy of Music, the Order of Saint John, and the Verdi Medal of the Amici di Verdi.
He is deeply involved with the training of young singers giving master classes around the world and this season will travel to the Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Japan and Italy. He is a visiting professor at various institutions including the Royal Academy of Music and serves on juries of several international competitions.
Dennis O’Neill is director of the Wales International Academy of Voice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.