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The Glens are alive with the Sound of Music

The Glens of Antrim Singing Explorers will once again be hitting the high notes as part of this year’s Northern Ireland Opera Festival of Voice.

During five joyful mornings of rehearsals, the children will work on healthy natural vocal technique, good musicianship and ensemble singing through musicianship classes inspired by the Kodaly philosophy of music education.

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Legendary Northern Ireland vocal coach to receive honorary degree from Ulster University.

The Artistic Director of Northern Ireland Opera Walter Sutcliffe has spoken of the Company’s pride and delight at the award of an Honorary Doctorate by Ulster University to the distinguished Belfast born International vocal coach Ingrid Surgenor. Speaking before Dr Surgenor’s conferment, he said, ‘‘the team at Northern Ireland Opera is delighted that Ingrid is being recognised for her work and commitment to the arts within Northern Ireland and abroad. As a company we would like to congratulate Ingrid on this fantastic achievement and thank her for her continued involvement with Northern Ireland Opera.’’ read more

2018/19 Studio Artists Announced

We are delighted to announce that the members of the Northern Ireland Opera Studio 2018/19 will be: Elaine McDaid (soprano) from County Dublin, Francesco Giusti (counter-tenor) from County Dublin, Jessica Hackett (soprano) from County Meath, Kelli-Ann Masterson (soprano) from County Wexford, Margaret Bridge (mezzo-soprano) from County Wicklow and Rebecca Murphy (soprano) from County Derry.
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Northern Ireland Opera is Hiring!

Northern Ireland Opera is Northern Ireland’s national opera company based in the Grand Opera House, Belfast. The company is looking to hire a Dramaturg and a General Manager (maternity leave) to join the team.

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Interview with NI Opera Studio

Last week, we caught up with two of our Studio singers, Kevin Neville and Maria Hughes, to get to know more about them and the upcoming production of Imagineread more