Shauna-Claire O’Callaghan is a young soubrette / lyric soprano currently under the vocal tutelage of Dr. Veronica (Ronnie) Dunne in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is studying with Ronnie at a postgraduate level, with the intention to fully develop her voice, fine-tune her technique and grow her experience and repertoire.
Before studying with Ronnie, Shauna was accepted to study her Bachelor of Music degree in the Royal Academy of Music London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal College of Music London, Trinity Laban Conservatoire, the Birmingham Conservatoire, Royal Northern College of Music, and Royal Welsh Conservatoire – with multiple full scholarship offers. She ended up taking up her place at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Kathleen Livingstone, but unfortunately due to illness, could not complete the course.
Now back at full health and with a voice that is settling into it’s natural timbre, Shauna is studying as a soubrette / light-lyric soprano. Currently, she is learning the role of Musetta (La Boheme, Puccini), Juliette (Romeo e Juliette, Gounod) and Rosina (Il barbiere de Seville, Rossini). She has previously studied and sang Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart) and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte, Mozart).
Shauna has also succeeded in many competitions throughout Ireland and abroad. She won a scholarship to study with some of England’s finest teachers on a summer program in Eastbourne.
Speaks fluent English, semi-fluent French, has great working proficiency in both Italian and German, and is currently undertaking studies in Russian.
Shauna-Claire has always had a keen interest in acting for both stage and screen. She’s currently training privately in The Lir Academy in Dublin.
Shauna is very passionate about, and thus highly involved in, activism. She is a regular volunteer for a number of charities, including the annual Christmas Day Dinner in the RDS for the homeless.
Shauna is available for charity performances and other such work upon request.