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Mad about the Boy – The Life and Music of Noël Coward

Mad about the Boy – The Life and Music of Noël Coward


Mad about the Boy – The Life and Music of Noël Coward

Sandra Oman, soprano
Simon Morgan, baritone
Pete McCamley, actor
David Wray, piano

Playwright. Composer. Director. Actor. Singer. Time magazine described the great Sir Noël Coward as  a man with ‘a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.’ Fifty years since his passing, his works – including Private Lives, Blithe Spirit, Bitter Sweet – are still celebrated globally. Join soprano Sandra Oman, baritone Simon Morgan, pianist David Wray, and actor Pete McCamley in this joyous musical celebration of the life, works, and music of one of the twentieth-centuries greatest artists. 

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). 

Presented by Sheldon Nulty Music

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Friday 23 Aug 2024
John Field Room

Concessions: €20
Children (17 years old and under): €20

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