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‘Sea Wrack’ Four opera singers will perform well-known Irish songs by Irish and Northern Irish composers, from Hamilton Harty to Neil Hannon. Including new arrangements of the much loved songs ‘Carrickfergus’, ‘Méilte Cheann Dubhran’ and the Neil Hannon classic, ‘Sunrise’. Singers are soprano Susie Gibbons, mezzo Jenny Bourke, tenor Michael Bell, baritone Seamus Brady. Pianist is Frasier Hickland. An evening of songs, songwriting, traditional music with a twist, songs loosely themed around emigration, nostalgia, water and the sea.
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NI OPERA THE SALON SERIES
Northern Ireland Opera in partnership with The Playhouse
Experience a set of six staged concerts in the round taking place between October 2023 and May 2024. From short opera, song cycles, cabaret to musical theatre from the golden age, each event will take you into a world of beautiful music, drama and emotion in the special, intimate surroundings of The Playhouse.
All productions fully staged with singers in costume, accompanied by a pianist.
Come and join us as we explore the work of composers and new arrangements of songs from across the island of Ireland, including pieces by William Balfe, Hamilton Harty, and William Vincent Wallace.
Soprano Susie Gibbons, mezzo Jenny Bourke, tenor Michael Bell, and baritone Seamus Brady, with pianist Frasier Hickland, will perform repertoire including Sea Wrack by Hamilton Harty in a new arrangement by Bryan Evans, Carrickfergus in a new arrangement by Matthew Owens and Sainted Mother by William Vincen Wallace.
THE SALON SERIES
The Salon Series is a new programme of short operas, art songs, cabaret, and music theatre performances staged in the round in locations around Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Opera are presenting a wonderful series of events which will inspire and entertain our audiences through some exciting and spectacular performances.
Elle, La Voix Humaine
Pianist, La Voix Humaine
Soprano, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Pianist, Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Soprano, 'Sea Wrack'
Mezzo Soprano 'Sea Wrack'
Tenor 'Sea Wrack'
Baritone 'Sea Wrack'
Pianist 'Sea Wrack'
Vocalist 'The Lost Boy'
Baritone, 'Songs and Dances of Death'
Pianist, 'Songs and Dances of Death' and 'Kindertotenlieder'
Soprano 'Les Nuits D'Été' and 'A Chloris at Hillsborough
Mezzo Soprano 'Les Nuits D'Été at the Courtyard
Mezzo Soprano 'Les Nuits D'Été' at The MAC
Soprano 'A Chloris' at The MAC
Pianist 'Les Nuits D'Été
Hair and Make Up
Nuala Campbell and Connie McGrath