De Ierse sopraan Regina Nathan (foto YouTube) werd geboren in Maleisië. Ik leerde haar kennen toen ze van Richard Strauss “Schlechtes wetter” en een aria uit “La Wally” van Catalani zong op de Cardiff Singer of the World van 21/6/91. Mijn commentaar was toen reeds: “fantastisch”. Geestig dat dit later (o.a. in de Elisabethwedstrijd) bevestigd werd!
Nathan was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but was raised in Dublin. She studied at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, the College of Music, Dublin (now the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama), Trinity College of Music, London and at the National Opera Studio. She represented Ireland at the 1991 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, has performed in with Placido Domingo in Dublin and proclaimed as Ireland’s outstanding New Entertainer of the year in 1991. She has worked with a number of orchestras including the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.
In 1994 she was the subject of an hour long documentary made for RTÉ by Louis Lentin, The Quality of Rapture.
Nathan performed on four of the twenty tracks of the multi-platinum selling compilation album Faith of Our Fathers.
Nathan has given world premières of contemporary works, including John Buckley‘s Maynooth Te Deum (1995) and Mark-Anthony Turnage‘s The Country of the Blind (1997). She taught at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama between 2005 and 2007. (Wikipedia)