Saturday May 21st - Handel’s Ariodante
Bernard Clarke presents Handel’s dramatic and emotional tale Ariodante - starring mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty in the title role, and soloists including soprano Majella Cullagh (Ginevra), soprano Kim Sheehan, grammy award-winning Welsh contralto Hilary Summers (Polinesso), Argentinian tenor Francisco Brito (Ariodante’s brother, Lurcanio) and Edward Grint (King of Scotland). The Irish Baroque Orchestra is conducted by Markellos Chryssicos. Presented by Opera Theatre Company, this was production was recorded in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin on 15th April, 2016.
Saturday May 28th - Rossini’s La Cenerentola
Bernard brings us the beloved tale of Cinderella. Isabel Leonard is the leading lady partnered with bel canto master Lawrence Brownlee and Alessandro Corbelli sings the pompous stepfather. The Lyric Opera Orchestra is conducted by Andrew Davis in a production from the Lyric Opera, Chicago. (Pictured Isabel Leonard in La Cenerentola (c) Todd-Rosenberg)