Paul Herriott presents the season opening of The Lyric Concert, live from Dublin's National Concert Hall, and featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, with conductor Robert Trevino, soprano Orla Boylan, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston and the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, under chorus master Mark Hindley  

‘Prepare to live!’ with Mahler’s mighty Resurrection symphony. A thrilling journey from darkness to light calling for vast orchestral forces, it’s as epic as classical music gets. And as exhilarating.

Steel yourself for a rollercoaster ride of emotions that took six years to complete, with Mahler pointedly asking, ‘Why have you lived? Why have you suffered? Has it all been only a huge, frightful joke?’

But don’t expect to be lectured. Mahler answers his own questions with a defiant, intoxicating, directness that may well change you. Forever. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!