Death Of Renowned Tralee Soprano Miriam Murphy

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Miriam Murphy.

THE death has taken place yesterday of renowned soprano Miriam Murphy.

Tralee native Ms Murphy passed away in London, where she was based. As a child she began singing in choirs in town and attended the Kerry School of Music.

She was also taught by Veronica Dunne in Dublin before travelling to London in 1995 to further her studies.

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She went on to have a stellar career in the opera world singing roles at some of the world’s top opera houses. She sang with the Opéra national de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Seattle Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, ABAO Bilbao Opera and Opéra de Lille among others.

A post on the Kerry School of Music facebook page this morning reads; “Deeply shocked and overwhelmed with sadness to learn of the sudden death yesterday afternoon of outstanding Kerry School alumna and life-long friend Miriam Murphy. Miriam’s association with KSM goes back more than nearly forty years when she was first encouraged to take singing lessons at the school. The rest, as is said, is history. Our deepest sympathy to her mother Marie, brother John, aunts and extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.”


  1. Rest in Peace Miriam, she did us all proud beyond any degree. She was simply the best Irish soprano in living memory.

  2. Marie Lynn, Ballyduff, Tralee. says:

    What a voice, W

    hat a loss, CMaondolences to the family, R.I.P.