Celebrating Callas - The Life, Loves & Music of Maria Callas
40th Anniversary Gala Evening
Sunday 17th September, 8.00pm
Room: Main Stage
Prices: €40, €35, €30, €25 (Choir Balcony)
Concessions: €38, €33.25, €28.50, €23.75 (Choir Balcony)
10% discount for Groups of 10 or more
10% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall
"The Callas Legacy" – writer / producer Niall Morris & acclaimed Baritone Gavan Ring will give a very special Pre-Performance talk in the Carolan Room at 7pm on the night of the show. Admission is free for ticketholders.
Starring Máire Flavin
Alexander James Edwards
The Casta Diva Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Synnott
Written & directed by Niall Morris
Presented by Pat Egan Ltd for Niall Morris Productions
Opera star Maria Callas died on September 16th 1977. On this the 40th anniversary of her death, "CALLAS - The Life & Music of Maria Callas" celebrates her legacy as one of the greatest performers of all time. Stunning Irish soprano Máire Flavin, regarded by many as the upcoming voice of her generation, takes the title role. She is joined by the charismatic Irish baritone Gavan Ring and the brilliant UK tenor Alexander James Edwards, who recently delighted NCH audiences with his portrayal of Luciano Pavarotti in the hit show "Nessun Dorma."
"The real discovery was Irish soprano Máire Flavin with a glittering upper register that suggests she may be the next singer to graduate to great things." (The Guardian)
Written & produced by Niall Morris, "CALLAS" is the most popular opera-themed show ever to be staged at the National Concert Hall, with an unprecedented run of 14 sold out performances over five years. This is the final ever performance, so don't miss a piece of music history with a truly stellar cast.