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Saturday June 25th - RTÉ lyric Live: West Cork Chamber Music Festival

Join Paul Herriott as he presents tonight's concert from the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2022. From the wonderful setting of Bantry House double bassist Malachy Robinson remembers the late John Kinsella. Dutch cellist Ella van Poucke and Nathalia Milstein perform a mesmerising Sonata by Chopin plus works by Rachmaninov and Janacek

John Kinsella: Una giga para Carlos

Rachmaninov: Two Pieces Op.2 for cello and piano

Janacek: Pohadka

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor

Malachy Robinson (double bass)

Ella van Poucke (cello)

Nathalia Milstein (piano)

Ella van Poucke: Photo Credit Sarah Wijzenbeek

Saturday July 2nd - Irish National Opera present Beethoven's Fidelio

Sinéad Campbell Wallace is the devoted Leonore in Beethoven’s only opera for this production by Irish National Opera under the baton of Fergus Sheil. The cast also features tenor Robert Murray as Florestan, joined by Daniel Sumegi, Brian Mulligan, Kelli-Ann Masterson, Dean Power and David Howes. This production was recorded in November 2021 in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

Chorus, David Howes and Robert Murray in Fidelio: Photo - Patrick Redmond

Saturday July 9th - Irish National Opera present Bizet's Carmen

Bizet's searing drama about a free-spirited, independent, sexual woman, the gypsy Carmen and the soldier determined to win her. Mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy sings the title role, and tenor Dinyar Vania sings the role of the hot-blooded Don José. Soprano Celine Byrne as Micaëla and bass Milan Siljanov as Escamillo round out the principal cast. Irish National Opera Orchestra and Chorus is conducted by Kenneth Montgomery.

Dinyar Vania and Paula Murrihy in Carmen: Photo - Ruth Medjber