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NSO: Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle

NSO: Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle


NSO: Christmas Gala with Claudia Boyle

David Brophy, conductor
Claudia Boyle, soprano
Cór Linn

Shostakovich Festive Overture
Donizetti ‘O luce di quest’Anima’ (Linda di Chamounix)
Mascagni, Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)
Ola Gjeilo The Rose
Berlioz Shepherds’ Farewell (L’enfance du Christ)
Bizet ‘Comme autrefois’ (The Pearl Fishers)
Gounod ‘Je veux vivre’ (Roméo et Juliette)
Tchaikovsky March, Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance (The Nutcracker)


Hess Christmas Overture/Medley
Trad arr. Jablokov/Kuruc, orch. Gallagher The Wexford Carol
Lerner & Loewe ‘I could have danced all night’ (My Fair Lady)
Tchaikovsky Christmas Waltz (‘December' from The Seasons)
Woodward arr. Stuart Nicholson & John Rutter Ding Dong Merrily on High
Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of the Tumblers (The Snow Maiden)
Berlin arr. Gavin Murphy White Christmas
Adam arr. Gavin Murphy O Holy Night
Williams Harry’s Wondrous World (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
Anderson Sleigh Ride

Back by popular demand, our festive gala magically bringing together the worlds of opera, seasonal favourites and carols.
The always ‘captivating’ (Bachtrack) Claudia Boyle sings favourite arias by Gounod and Bizet, and Christmas classics, including ‘Je veux vivre’ (Roméo et Juliette), ‘Comme autrefois’ (The Pearl Fishers), The Wexford Carol and O Holy Night.
Suitably snowy orchestral showpieces include Nigel Hess’s ringing Christmas Overture and Leroy Anderson’s exhilarating Sleigh Ride.

Presented by NCH

Book Now
Friday 22 Dec 2023 to Saturday 23 Dec 2023
Main Stage
€24, €34.50, €44.50, €49.50
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