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Irish National Opera present Werther, A masterly and nuanced portrayal of hopeless love.

Werther – Irish National Opera

A masterly and nuanced portrayal of hopeless love. MassenetWerther “This piece has everything” mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato Werther, the young poet. Charlotte, the woman he loves. And his best friend Albert, to whom she is engaged. Massenet transforms the triangle of Goethe’s hugely influential novel of impossible love into a hauntingly gentle and lyrical opera that …

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The North West Opera present Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

North West Opera Not for the faint-hearted and definitely unsuitable for young children! “Popping people into pies”, shaving competitions and a “Miracle elixir” for balding men, are part and parcel of the black comedy, Sweeney Todd. Serving up “A little Priest” or “Shepherd’s pie, peppered with actual shepherd”, Sweeney and Mrs Lovett plan the disposal of the bodies …

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The Barber of Seville

Bribery, deception and disguise! Ulster Touring Opera return with a brand new production of Rossini’s immortal comedy. Figaro, town barber and jack-of-all-trades, is going to need all his wiles to outwit old Dr Bartolo. Carrickfergus-born mezzo-soprano Sarah Richmond sings Rosina in an international cast featuring Thomas Chenhall as the industrious barber and rising star Jack …

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Irish National Opera present Don Pasquale by Donizetti

Don Pasquale – Irish National Opera

I haven’t yet seen a performance by Irish National Opera that failed to impress me visually. The Journal of Music Irish National Opera presentsDonizettiDon Pasquale Don Pasquale, a grumpy old bachelor. Ernesto, his good-looking young heir. And Norina, an attractive young widow. This unorthodox love triangle yields a hilarious and touching masterpiece that takes a …

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Ulster Touring Opera presents A Night at the Opera

UTO Presents: A Night at the Opera

NB: due to the severe weather forecast for Fri 18 February we have rescheduled this event to Fri 25 February. BBC Radio Ulster Classical Connections presenter John Toal hosts a stellar quartet of singers, including award-winning mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin and rising star Amy Ní Fhearraigh, performing a programme of much-loved opera arias, duets and ensembles. …

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