Wendy Dwyer, Kay Lynch and Deirdre Masterson are the creme de la creme of Irish classical vocal talent. All three have had extensive classical training and each possesses a very distinctive, very individual voice. The voices together comprise lyric, lyric coloratura and dramatic soprano, producing a wonderful harmonic texture and lending themselves perfectly to the ravishing harmonies for which The Irish Sopranos are fast gaining a name. Before coming together to form the group, Wendy, Kay and Deirdre have built hugely impressive individual performance portfolios. Between them they have vast experience on a wide variety of entertainment platforms from lead-singer with Riverdance to soloists on the International Operatic Stage. Ten months after they first appeared together in The U.S, The Irish Sopranos made their Carnegie Hall debut on October 2nd 2004. They shared the stage with renowned Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan. The girls performed in Carnegie hall again on December 7th 2005.
Wendy from Ballincollig Co. Cork, Kay from Tralee, Co. Kerry and Deirdre from Gorey, Co. Wexford grew up in homes that were filled with music. Influences from traditional, classical, jazz and even country all colour their music making now. "Anything with a beautiful melody attracts us", says Wendy. "All we want to do is entertain, to lift people with our music and a good melody is the first step in that regard", continues Kay. As such The Irish Sopranos' music is an eclectic mix ranging from operatic to popular music and everything in between. Each song is specially arranged for or by the girls and each arrangement reflects the group's individual style and their remarkable versatility. An evening with the Irish Sopranos is at once uplifting and lots of fun.
Unlike many manufactured groups, The Irish Sopranos have been friends for years having studied and worked together in the past. As such they have a wonderful rapport on and off the stage. "Real friendship makes such a difference to the performance and the audience notices", says Deirdre.
Together now for nearly five years, The Irish Sopranos have toured extensively in Ireland and America. They have received a standing ovation at each and every performance and have been critically well received. One critic wrote "the blend of these three soaring voices would melt even the hardest heart". The Irish Sopranos perform to packed houses on their regular U.S. tours and negotiations are on-going for European and Australian tours.
The Irish Sopranos have attracted great media attention on both sides of The Atlantic. They have appeared on numerous national TV and Radio broadcasts in Ireland and America and have been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. The group recorded a one-hour programme for PBS Television in the U.S. and it was broadcast for the first time on December 7th 2005, to coincide with their second Carnegie Hall appearance. "A Time for Us", The Irish Sopranos' debut album is available nationwide and their latest album "Believe" was released in autumn 2007.