NI Opera

Spring Serenade – St. Patrick’s Church, Glenarm, Friday 20th March, 7.45pm

Featuring members of NI Opera’s Young Artists’ Programme and Larne Concert Choir, this spring evening of music will include choral favourites and solo arias by Hamilton Harty, Benjamin Britten and W.A. Mozart.

Friday 20th March, 7.45pm
St. Patrick’s Church, The Cloney, Glenarm
Admission £8 on the door and includes supper

Soprano – Andrea Delaney

Mezzo-soprano – Helen Aiken

Tenor – Conor Breen

Pianist – Jonathan Rea

The Magic of Mozart – Ards Arts Centre, Saturday 14th March, 8pm

Featuring members of NI Opera’s Young Artists’ Programme, this magical evening of music will include scenes and arias from Mozart’s most popular operas including The Magic Flute, Così fan tutte and The Marriage of Figaro. For more details and to book tickets, visit the Ards Arts Centre website –

Sopranos – Andrea Delaney and Maria McGrann

Mezzo-soprano – Helen Aiken

Tenor – Conor Breen

Pianist – Donal McCrisken

Strauss’s Salome a Critical Success

**** The Guardian
“…a fine, startling achievement that confirms Northern Ireland Opera’s growing status as a force to
be reckoned with, and marks out Belfast itself as a place to be for cutting-edge music theatre.”

**** The Times
“…another bold achievement by NI Opera “

**** The Telegraph
“Northern Ireland Opera has built a considerable reputation in recent years for sparky, edgy work
that engages with native musicians and creates a bit of a splash.”

***** Belfast Telegraph
“Northern Ireland Opera’s production by Oliver Mears missed nothing in presenting the stark, often
disturbing and unsettling nature of this opera.”

Culture NI
“…as usual NI Opera have found a way to make an often stuffy, yawn-inducing and elitist art form
sexy, dangerous and accessible.”

Irish Times
“…one of the bravest operatic start-ups ever to work in Ireland.”

“If there were many things that the Grand Opera House has never seen the like of before in NI
Opera’s scandalous production of Salome, perhaps the most satisfying is that of largely home-grown
talent like this being given the opportunity to really show what they can do.”

Slugger O’Toole
“It’s a big piece of musical theatre, with strong performances and an intense and macabre plot.
You’ll not see the like of it in Belfast for quite some time.”

The Thin Air
“Mears and his outstanding company have delivered an opera as riveting as any to ever grace a Belfast stage.”

Photos by Ros Kavanagh

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