RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Thursday 7th May
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April to June with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Astonishing Russian mezzo Elena Zhidkova heads a 'to die for' cast in Cavalleria rusticana, conducted by John Wilson. Film and musical fans will be chomping at the bit when Wilson conducts Cole Porter in Hollywood, two concert performances of Brigadoon and a celebration of Stephen Sondheim in his 85th year. And the Oscar Goes To... features the greatest Oscar award-winning and nominated music. Liverpudlian actor/singer Mark McGann brings us for a trip down Abbey Road with The John Lennon Songbook. All this and an indulgent evening of Russian music in Essential Classics. The Signature Series continues with the long-awaited Dublin debut of tenor Piotr Beczala.
Sondheim at 85
Stephen Sondheim is a master, creator of the most startling, honest, inventive, witty, heartbreaking songs. His extraordinary music and lyrics are dazzlingly sophisticated and sardonic but equally sure-footed and devastating in nailing yearning and loss. Winner of eight Grammy Awards, eight Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Pulitzer Prize and a Laurence Olivier Award, he is simply the greatest artist in musical theatre. John Wilson, a world-class line-up of singers and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra salute a genius in his 85th year. More info.+More Information