RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 2011-2012 Season
Friday 30 September, 8pm
at the National Concert Hall
Così fan tutte Overture, K588 [4']
Vado, ma dove? K583 [4']
Bella mia fiamma, K528 [8']
Symphony No. 26 in E flat, K184 [8']
Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!, K418 [6']
Ah se in ciel, benigne stelle, K538 [7']
Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat, K450 [25']
Ch'io mi scordi di te, K505 [7']
WILD CARD A surprise extra
Press comment on Lenneke's Mozart Arias CD
...this gifted Dutch soprano, a natural Mozartian, makes such sweet sounds...Even when singing quietly, she's never frightened by the top notes, while her coloratura trills are clear as a bell.....
The Times, 2010 (Geoff Brown)
....exceptional purity ...well-nigh ideal for an approach of classical poise in Mozart... easy reach up to extraordinary heights.. the vocal line is always cleanly sculpted, the tone often pristinely ravishing, the sense of musical intelligence always high, and the virtuoso demands confronted head-on....
The Irish Times, 2010 (Michael Dervan)
'Mozart is sunshine,' said Dvorák. Finghin Collins might concur as he continues his journey, on this occasion with the young soprano Lenneke Ruiten, already an established Mozartian. Alfred Einstein once said that had some of these arias been in Don Giovanni or The Marriage of Figaro they would be world famous!
More song, more discoveries: check out Mozart, the teenage prodigy, weaving Italian operatic models into his Twenty-Sixth Symphony and the beguiling Piano Concerto No. 15 with its spirited 'hunting' finale. All in all, another milestone on the Mozart journey. Read what Finghin says
SOUNDINGS 7pm | In Conversation
RTÉ NSO Associate Artist Finghin Collins in conversation with broadcaster and journalist Olivia O'Leary
Tickets: €10, €18, €24, €30, €35 (conc. €9, €16, €22, €27, €32)
Booking: 01 417 0000 or online