Dublin Song Series

Tuesday 21st March, 2023 -
Tuesday 5th April, 2023

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Dublin Song Series presents three song concerts with some of the greatest artists of this genre of today. The central focus of these recitals is songs written by Viennese composers and all include songs by the inventor of the Lied, Franz Schubert. 

The series is delighted to host the acclaimed British baritone, Sir Simon Keenlyside, making his Dublin debut. The second recital beings acclaimed Scottish tenor, Nicky Spence, to Irish audiences for the first time and the third one showcases the talent of Cork mezzo soprano, Niamh O’Sullivan, who is fast making a big career on the opera stages of Europe.
All are accompanied by Dearbhla Collins, Ireland’s leading song recitalist. 

Presented by NCH

Simon Keenlyside

Sir Simon Keenlyside and Dearbhla Collins

Tuesday 21st March, 7.30pm

Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Dearbhla Collins, piano

Sir Simon Keenlyside, baritone and Dearbhla Collins bring you on a beautiful journey of love, loss and the magic of nature in songs by Schubert, Wolf, Duparc and Faure among others 

Nicky Spence and Dearbhla Collins

Tuesday 28th March, 7.30pm

Nicky Spence, tenor
Dearbhla Collins, piano

Nicky Spence and Dearbhla Collins explore settings of Shakespearean texts in music in English and German ranging from Purcell through Haydn and Schubert to Britten and Tippett.

Nicky Spence
Niamh O'Sullivan

Niamh O'Sullivan and Dearbhla Collins

Wednesday 5th April, 7.30pm

Niamh O’Sullivan, mezzo-soprano
Dearbhla Collins, piano

The moving song cycle Frauenliebe-und-leben by Robert Schumann forms the cornerstone for this recital with Niamh O’Sullivan and Dearbhla Collins which also includes some of Schubert’s most beloved songs and a little nostalgic journey down an English / Irish country lane.