The Big Bang!
Irish National Opera Inaugural Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin.
The launch of Irish National Opera was celebrated on Tuesday 9 January in the National Concert Hall with the voices of leading Irish singers Orla Boylan, Claudia Boyle, Sharon Carty, Jennifer Davis, Anna Devin, Imelda Drumm, Máire Flavin, Ben McAteer, John Molloy, Miriam Murphy, Gavan Ring and Padraic Rowan. Featuring the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fergus Sheil, with music by Wagner, Catalani, Korngold, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Gluck, Wallace, Gounod, Tchakiovsky, Giordano, Rossini, and Verdi from operas Lohingrin, La Wally, Samson et Dalila, Aida, Orfeo ed Euridice, Maritana, Roméo et Juliette, Eugene Onegin, La cenerentola, La traviata and Falstaff
“"As a proof of concept it was a hands down winner"” - Irish Times
“★★★★★ opera has a bright future in Ireland...one superb performance after another” - Bachtrack