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Sold Out Performance of ‘Opera for Lunch’ with NI Opera’s Young Artists

Members of our Young Artists’ Programme, sopranos Andrea Delaney and Maria McGrann and mezzo-soprano Helen Aiken, wowed a packed audience last week at the sold out ‘Opera for Lunch – Drama, Desire & Death’ in the Black Box Theatre. The lunch time recital was part of the Out to Lunch Festival which NI Opera have performed at since 2012 and there was some great audience feedback on Twitter after the performance:

@Cqaf @NIOpera fantastic lunchtime recital- wish it were on every week. Hubby & I practicing our operatic voices (not really) when we left!

Oh my, Opera for Lunch is sounding amazing in @BlackBoxBelfast. I could curl up with a blanket & let them sing me to sleep. #OTL15 @NIOpera

Superb repertoire! And loving the beautiful dresses! Out to Lunch glamour @Cqaf @NIOpera @BlackBoxBelfast

Photos by Bernie McAllister

Young Artists to Perform at the Out to Lunch Festival – Tuesday 20th January at 1pm, Black Box Theatre

Opera, more than any other art form, is associated with the extremes of passion and emotion, with violent deaths, tragic love and evil scheming common themes. As we prepare for our new production of Salome – Richard Strauss’ infamous tale of lust and murder – we are delighted to present a tour of opera’s great femmes fatales in ‘Opera for Lunch – Drama, Desire and Death’ on Tuesday 20th January at 1pm in the Black Box Theatre.

Members of our Young Artists’ Programme return to the Out to Lunch Festival for the fourth year in a row and will perform arias by composers including Puccini, Mozart and Tchaikovsky in this mesmerizing concert.

Wonderful music and high drama – the perfect ingredients for lunchtime opera! For more details check out

Sopranos – Andrea Delaney and Maria McGrann
Mezzo-Soprano – Helen Aiken
Pianist – Gail Evans

Seasons Greetings from Northern Ireland Opera

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