Irish soprano Ava Dodd studied at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. She won the Yves Paternot Award at the Verbier Festival in 2023. As a Karaviotis Scholar and an Eva Klenitz Scholar, she achieved a first-class honours grade in both degrees.
Highlights in her 2023/24 season include débuts with the English National Opera as Second Niece (Peter Grimes) and Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and the Opéra national de Lorraine as Fenimore in Kurt Weill's Der Silbersee. She also returns to the Wexford Festival as Sonia in Camille Erlanger’s L’Aube rouge.
Elsewhere she has sung Waldvögel (Siegfried), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Mirjam in the world premiere of Bernard Land's opera HIOB, and Carmina Burana for the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, where she was a member of the ensemble in the 2022/23 season.