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INO Studio Opera Gala

Friday 9th August, 2019

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Sinead Hayes conductor
Rachel Croash soprano
Amy Ní Fhearraigh soprano
Andrew Gavin tenor

Guest Artists 
Carolyn Holt Mezzo Soprano
Matthew Mannion Baritone 
Special Guest  
Bass William Thomas winner of the 2019 Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

Pre-concert talk, 6.45pm
Join INO Artistic Director Fergus Sheil in conversation with internationally acclaimed Irish mezzo soprano, Tara Erraught and discover more about developing a career in opera.

This pre-concert talk is free to ticket holders.

Hear the next generation of operatic superstars in this collaboration between the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera. Rachel Croash, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Andrew Gavin and conductor SInead Hayes are all from the INO Studio, where they have just finished an intensive year-long programme of masterclasses and performances. Now they take centre stage with the RTÉ CO at the NCH for a very special gala evening.

The programme is packed with glorious arias and ensembles from celebrated operas Carmen, Manon, Roméo et Juliette, L’elisir d’amore, La Cenerentola and more. And to finish, the Dialogue of the Two Queens from Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, where royal insults are exchanged from soprano to soprano through increasingly virtuosic coloratura lines – one of the greatest operatic stand-offs!

Rossini    Overture L'italiana in Algeri 
Rossini    Sì, ritrovarla io giuro (La Cenerentola)        
Mozart Come scoglio (Così fan tutte)
Bellini Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (La sonnambula)    
Gounod Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette)    
Donizetti Quanto amore (L’elisir d'amore)            
Donizetti Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d'amore)
Donizetti Prendi, per me (L’elisir d'amore)
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1 (extracts)
Bizet Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante (Carmen)
Berlioz    Voici des roses (La damnation de Faust)
Donizetti Ah! mes amis (La fille du régiment)
Massenet Je marche sur tous les chemins (Manon)
Gounod  Amour, ranime mon courage (Roméo et Juliette)
Donizetti È sempre la stessa (Maria Stuarda)
Donizetti Dialogo delle due regine (Maria Stuarda)

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera