RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2011-2012 Season

September Lunchtime concert: The Saints!
Tuesday 20 September, 1.05pm
at the National Concert Hall

Linked Event: September Lunchtime concert - The Sinners

WAGNER Tannhäuser Overture [10']
WAGNER Dich teure Halle from Tannhäuser[4']
PUCCINI Senza Mamma from Suor Angelica [5']
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Suor Angelica [4']
GLUCK Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice [6'] BELLINI Casta Diva from Norma [6']
GOUNOD Jewel Song from Faust [10']
VERDI The Force of Destiny Overture [10']

Gabriela Istoc soprano
John Finucane conductor
Liz Nolan RTÉ lyric fm, presenter
Concert broadcast live on RTÉ lyric fm with Liz Nolan's Lunchtime Classics live in the NCH foyer from noon.

Saints& Sinners!
The interplay between good and bad, between sacred and profane between demonic and holy is essential to a good operatic story. Here we offer you roles such as the wayward Faust and the demon Mephistopheles destroying the innocent Marguerite; the unfortunate Manon who elopes whilst on her way to a convent; a nun about to kill herself; the courtesan, Thaïs, ruler of Alexandria, who is converted to Christianity; Liszt's vivid portrait of Faust dancing with a beautiful young girl at a wedding in a tavern whilst Mephistopheles plays the violin; Gluck's pictures of both the Blessed Spirits and the Furies; the struggle between Pagan and Christian worship in Tannhäuser. It all adds up a wonderful pair of lunchtime concerts that we call Saints and Sinners!

Tickets: €10. Reserved seating available
Grab&go Lunch: €5. Group Discount available
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online

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