Cork Soprano, Kim Sheehan
Making it big in the music business is tough going at the best of times. But the world of classical music is very much out on its own. And carving out a career as a classical musician, composer, singer, is something only the very best can aspire to.
Well, one woman who is doing exactly that is Cork soprano Kim Sheehan.
Kim grew up in the beautiful picturesque town of Crosshaven, in County Cork. But in recent years, she has been making quite a splash internationally, performing with some top companies and on some of Europe's greatest stages, including the Royal Opera house in Covent Garden.
Despite this success, Kim has never performed professionally in her hometown of Cork. But all that is about to change this weekend, as a new production of Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro opens in the city.
Kim Sheehan has taken some time out of rehearsals to go into the RTÉ studios in Cork, from where she joins Shay this afternoon...
The Marriage Of Figaro will take place at the CIT Cork School of Music this weekend - Friday, January 10th, Saturday January 11th & Sunday, January 12th. Performances begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets cost €25 (or €20 concessions), and more details are available by clicking here.