Sheehan, Alma

Alma Sheehan trained at the Royal College of Music and then at the RCM Opera School. After studying at the National Opera Studio she sang roles with English National Opera and the Royal Opera and at major London concert halls. She has run workshops at the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music and has worked with young artists at the National Opera Studio and Royal Opera House. Alma also works with conductors and instrumentalists and has also directed productions. She has assisted on productions for Streetwise Opera and the London Handel Festival.

Teaching from a singers’ perspective, Alma develops stagecraft and characterisation by encouraging singers to go beyond self-imposed limitations and take creative risks. She believes that allowing mind and body to work together is the first step towards confident stagecraft, which supports and complements vocal skills.

"When singers can enjoy challenging themselves they become complete artists who are prepared for the adventure of a professional career," says Alma.