Gavan Ring read Education and Music at St Patrick’s College, Dublin and after post-graduate studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, trained at the National Opera Studio in London.
He was a Jerwood Young Artist at the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival Opera, second prize winner at the 2013 Wigmore Hall International Song competition and won the Southbank Sinfonia Award for Orchestral Song.
Opera plans this season and beyond include Papageno for Opera North and Irish National Opera. He will make his debut with the Munich Radio Orchestra in the role of Radoski in a concert performance of Rossini's Sigismondo (also to be recorded for CD).
Other roles have included Don Giovanni; Horatio/Hamlet by Brett Dean; Figaro/Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Dancaïre and Morales/ Carmen; Olivier/Capriccio; Schaunard/La bohème; Manuel/La vida breve; Jake Wallace/La Fanciulla del West; Guglielmo/Così fan Tutte; Ping/Turandot; Novice’s Friend/Billy Budd; Nardo/La Finta Giardinera; Phoebus/Fairy Queen; Hartmann/Fantasio (Offenbach); Pluto/Orpheus in the Underworld; Bill Bobstay/HMS Pinafore and Falke/Die Fledermaus for companies including Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera and Holland Park Opera.