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Tuesday, 6th February 2018

Drogheda Classical Music presents a Night at the Opera

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Soprano Amy Ní Fhearaigh will be singing at the Drogheda Classical Music "Night at the Opera" on Friday Feb 16th at St. Peter's Church of Ireland.

The excellent Drogheda Classical Music series of concerts continues with the second last concert in the 2018 series on Friday next (February 16th) with a treat for opera lovers.

They have teamed up with Irish National Opera, Ireland’s new national opera company set up by local musician and conductor, Fergus Sheil, to present six of the leading Irish opera singers. Accompanied by pianist Andrew Synnott, the singers will perform a selection of arias, duets, quartets and ensembles from the wonderful world of opera.

This is a concert that is guaranteed to thrill and excite as these singers perform some of the best known and most-loved hits from popular operas including The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville and La Traviata. Expect humour, heartbreak, ravishing melodies, virtuosic singing and an all-round great evening of entertainment.

The six singers are all starting out on their professional careers, many with their feet in the door of the opera companies. Soprano Muireann Mulrooney has performed many roles with Irish and UK opera companies and is currently on the prestigious Opera Works programme at English National Opera in London.

Amy Ní Fhearaigh was a big hit with audiences when she last performed in Drogheda and has been selected as one of the singers to watch by Goldenplec.com while Mezzo soprano Carolyn Holt is paving her way for a great career in London and a recent recipient of the Trench Award.

Tenor Andrew Gavin is late to join the world of music but is making significant waves in the opera world with roles in Opera Theatre Company and winner of the PWC/Wexford Festival Opera Emerging Young Artist bursary.

Cormac Lawlor is in much demand by companies such as NI Opera, Glyndebourne Opera Festival and Opera Holland Park. Rob McAllister is regarded for his rich vocal presence and has already attracted attention for his operatic performances in The Magic Flute and The Fairy Queen.

Drogheda Classical Music’s annual Night at the Opera is always a hit with audiences and so early booking is advised.

Advance tickets are €19 & €17 online / phone or €20 & €18 on the door. Student / children’s tickets are €5. Booking is open through Droichead Arts Centre on 041 9833946 or www.droichead.com

The Series is funded by the Arts Council and Louth County Council and run in partnership with Droichead Arts Centre. Artist accommodation is sponsored by the d Hotel and it receives advertising through RTÉ Supporting the Arts.

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