NI Opera

Puccini and a Pint in The Harp Bar – Culture Night, Friday 19th September, 6.30pm Start

Don’t miss our young singers performing in The Harp Bar on Friday 19th September as part of Belfast’s Culture Night. The first performance starts at 6.30pm and then further performances will take place every 30 minutes for 10/15 minutes, featuring some of the world’s most famous opera choruses including Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves.

Building on the success of last year’s ‘Opera’s Greatest Choruses’ in the John Hewitt Bar, young singers from previous NI Opera productions look forward to performing in the sumptuous surroundings of The Harp Bar and entertaining new audiences with an evening of passion, excitement and terrific music!

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Change to Festival of Voice recital on Saturday

Ailish Tynan performing at the 2013 Festival of Voice

Regrettably, Giselle Allen has had to withdraw from Saturday evening’s Festival of Voice recital at St. Patrick’s Church in Glenarm due to ill health. We are, however, delighted that Ailish Tynan has agreed to step in at short notice and perform in Giselle’s place. Well-known to opera audiences across the island of Ireland, Ailish trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, a BBC New Generation Artist, and won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at the 2003 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Recent roles have included Gretel (Hansel und Gretel) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and Papagena (Die Zauberflote) at La Scala Milan. Ailish performed in a BBC Invitation recital at last year’s Glenarm Festival of Voice.

The revised programme for the Glenarm Festival of Voice is now as follows:

Friday, August 29, 8.00pm, St. Patrick’s Church: Recital given by Voice of 2013 Sinéad O’Kelly, with special guest John Porter and accompanist David Quigley.

Saturday, August 30, 8.00pm, St. Patrick’s Church: Recital given by Ailish Tynan, with accompanist Iain Burnside.

Sunday, August 31, 2.00pm, Londonderry Arms Hotel Carnlough: Mozart at the Londonderry Arms, performed by past and present members of NI Opera’s Young Artists’ Programme.

Sunday, August 31, 6.00pm, Church of the Immaculate Conception: Voice of 2014 Gala Final, hosted by Sean Rafferty.

We wish Giselle a speedy recovery.

NI Opera’s Young Artists Perform at ‘Classics in the Park’ – Mon 25th Aug, 7.30pm, Loughshore Park

Don’t miss past and present members of our Young Artists’ Programme performing in the ‘Classics in the Park’ concert at the Shoreline Festival on Monday 25th August at 7.30pm.

The singers will be accompanied by Gail Evans and joined by the Quicksilver Flute Ensemble performing arias from Mozart operas including The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. Admission is free and wrap up warm!

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