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Northern Ireland Opera Studio 2018/19 Applications

Applications are now open for the Northern Ireland Opera Studio 2018/19. The Northern Ireland Opera Studio is a training programme designed to nurture aspiring talent and showcase up-and-coming performers from across Ireland.  read more

Opernwelt reviews Threepenny Opera

Our production of the Threepenny Opera which ran from January to February of this year was a fantastic production and the team here at Northern Ireland Opera are privileged to have been mentioned in the prestigious German opera magazine, Opernwelt. The review has been translated from German to English below:

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Rigoletto Chorus Auditions

Northern Ireland Opera are holding auditions for the male chorus of Verdi’s Rigoletto, with four performances taking place in September & October 2018. We welcome all males with singing experience to apply, and candidates should be 16 or over.

Auditions will take place in Belfast on Thursday 26th April, and candidates should prepare two arias; one aria in Italian and a second of your choice. read more

Festival of Voice 2018 Applications Open

Northern Ireland Opera are now accepting applications for the Vocal Competition and Peter Rankin Pianist Internship at this year’s Festival of Voice, taking place in Glenarm, County Antrim from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September 2018.

The closing date for all applications is Monday 28th May 2018, and the finalists and pianist will be announced in June. read more

Come & Sing in Lurgan

A great day’s fun was had all round at our Come & Sing event at The Jethro Centre in Lurgan on Friday 23rd March – after going through some warm-ups and breathing techniques, our group got straight into singing in rounds, performing music by Robert Burns and learning some Macedonian as well for good measure! read more