Judging Panel 2022

Paul McNamara
Artistic Leader of the Dutch National Opera Academy
About Paul McNamara
From Ireland, Paul McNamara is the Artistic Leader of the Dutch National Opera Academy – the collaborative masters programme in opera performance of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

The tenor has appeared in opera houses throughout Germany and Austria performing roles such as Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Erik, Tristan und Parsifal, Herodes in Salome and Vasco da Gama in Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine; his broad repertoire also includes work by Monteverdi, Mozart, Weber, Tschaikowsky, Janáček, Leoncavallo, Zemlinsky, Berg, Britten, Adams and many others. He has been heard at major venues including Venice’s Teatro La Fenice, Teatr Wielki – the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw.