Dawn is a previous winner of the NI Opera Festival of Voice competition and recipient of the BBC NI / Arts Council NI Young Musicians’ Platform Award. She recently performed in the award-winning Abomination: A DUP Opera (Best Opera: Irish Times Theatre Awards) with The Belfast Ensemble. Other recent engagements include Ida in Die Fledermaus, Théodorine in L’Ile de Tulipatan and Dorabella in The School for Lovers with NI Opera. Her other roles include Nancy (Martha), Mercedes (Carmen), Second Lady (The Magic Flute), Minskwoman (Flight) and Dido (Dido and Aeneas).
Dawn is a former Studio Artist at NI Opera and a former Young Artist at Mid Wales Opera. She has performed in the chorus at Irish National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and Mid Wales Opera. She performs regularly with the Ulster Orchestra, and has made guest appearances on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, BBC Radio Ulster’s Classical Connections and The Arts Show.
Dawn attainted an MA in Music at the University of Bristol and MA in Opera (distinction) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Alongside her work as a performer, Dawn teaches singing. Please get in touch if you are interested in lessons.
Abomination: A DUP Opera
"Rebecca Caine as Iris and Dawn Burns are outstanding"