Opera Night Saturday 25 May 2013
Saturday June 25th - Rossini's The Barber of Seville
Tonight we present the critically-acclaimed Wide Open Opera production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, recorded by RTÉ lyric fm in April. Tara Erraught (see picture below) sings the role of the beautiful Rosina, rising US tenor Tyler Nelson makes his Irish debut as the romantic Count Almaviva, while star Irish baritone Gavan Ring sings the titular Figaro the barber. Also starring Irish tenor John Molloy as Basilio and Mary O'Sullivan as Berta, the Chorus of Wide Open Opera and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera are conducted by Fergus Sheil, in a production the Irish Times called ‘A night to remember.’
Saturday July 2nd - Puccini's Tosca
Jesus Lopez Cobos conducts the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Chorus in a production of Puccini’s Tosca from the Vienna State Opera. Bernard Clarke presents a star studded cast including Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Bryn Terfel.
(Wide Open Opera's The Barber of Seville - Photo by Pat Redmond)
Coming up on Saturday 1st June 2013
In advance of their production of La Traviata in the Gaiety next week, Bernard Clarke presents a recording of Lyric Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro, recorded in January this year. Cast includes John Molloy as Figaro, Claudia Boyle as Susanna, Sharon Carty as Cherubino and Miriam Murphy as Marcellina.