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Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air


Love is in the Air

Sandra Oman soprano
Simon Morgan baritone
Lynda O’Connor violin
Gerald Peregrine cello
David Wray piano

Sheldon Nulty Music presents five friends and celebrated artists – Sandra Oman, Simon Morgan, Lynda O’Connor, Gerald Peregrine, and David Wray – in a concert dedicated to the great romantic songs, duets, and instrumental compositions of cinema. Join them for this gloriously romantic lunchtime assignation, and fall in love again with timeless classics, including: La Vie en Rose; As Time Goes By; My Funny Valentine; The Umbrellas of Cherbourg; Where or When; Salut d’Amour; Cinema Paradiso; If I were the only girl in the world; I’ll be seeing you; Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana; Parla più piano (The Godfather; Theme from The Deerhunter; If I loved you (Carousel; Tango por una cabezza).

Dublin-born soprano, producer and researcher, Sandra Oman, was the 2004 recipient of the Margaret Burke Sheridan Memorial Award for excellence in the field of opera.  Sandra has performed extensively in opera and concert in Ireland, UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Faroe Islands, Latvia, and Poland and has interpreted over 40 operatic roles on stage. A favourite with Opera Ireland at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, she performed principal roles with them in twelve different seasons, including roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cosi Fan Tutte, La Cenerentola, Dead Man Walking and A Streetcar named Desire.  She has performed in concert with both the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTE Concert Orchestra and has sung as soprano soloist with virtually all of Ireland's major choral societies.  She has two Number One Albums on the iTunes Vocal Charts to her credit, entitled LIBERTY and NOËL. In 2022, she was awarded an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Scholarship for her PhD research studies on Giacomo Puccini.

Simon Morgan, baritone’s operatic roles include Ipparco in L’Egisto by Cavalli, Cox in Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and Belcore in L’Elisir D’Amore, at the National Concert Hall of Ireland; Marcello in La Boheme with Loughcrew Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci with Wonderland Productions; Aeneas in the Cork Opera House Production of Dido and Aeneas. He performed as Silvio in The Everyman Palace Theatre’s production of I Pagliacci, which won the Best Opera Production Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013. He has toured Kilkenny Arts Festival, Galway, Cork, and Wicklow, as Aeneas, in Cork Opera House’s touring production of Dido and Aeneas (with the three great Cork sopranos, Cara O'Sullivan, Majella Cullagh, and Mary Hegarty).

Lynda O’Connor is one of the greatest Irish violinists of her generation. Showing particularly early promise, she made her debut solo performance at the age of four in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, which began her international career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral leader.  In demand as an Orchestral performer both at home and abroad as a principal player, Lynda has workied with orchestras including Piano Symphony Orchestra, International Mahler Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, Wexford Opera Orchestra, The National Orchestra of Ireland, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Lynda has toured internationally with these orchestras including performances in Carnegie Hall, Cadogan Hall as part of the BBC Proms, China, Mexico, Moscow, St Petersburg, Washington as part of the Smithsonian Festival, and many more. She recently led the orchestra at the 2023 Wexford Festival Opera.

Gerald Peregrine is an Irish cellist, who has established a career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral performer. Gerald released his international solo debut recording on the Naxos label in May 2019. “Folk Tales” is a collection of Irish and British composers from the early 20th century. It debuted in the top 10 of the official classical album charts in the UK and was selected as ‘Album of the Week’ on Classic FM, as well as gaining airplay on BBC radio 3, BBC Ulster radio, RTÉ. He has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall, NCPA Beijing, Lincoln centre, Cadogan hall (BBC proms), Theatre de Champs Elysées among others. In 2021 Gerald performed at the World Expo in Dubai.Gerald has performed as a concerto soloist with all the major orchestras in Ireland, and regularly performs on TV and radio. He has featured as a soloist on film productions for RTE, Sky One and BBC One. He also featured as soloist with the NSO (formerly RTÉ NSO) on John Boorman’s last film ‘Queen and Country”. He has recorded for the RTÉ lyric fm label, with Ensemble Avlaon. He has recorded and performed live with international artists, including Brian Wilson, Andrea Bocelli, U2, Van Morrison, Katie Melua, Jamiroqui, Clannad, Joss Stone among others.

Presented by Sheldon Nulty Music

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Friday 1 Mar 2024
John Field Room
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