• October - December 2020
  • Live-streamed from Kilkenny, Kildare, Dublin

Mezzo Masterpieces

Three Opera Stars, Three Concerts, Three Iconic Locations

INO joins forces with the Office of Public Works for the Mezzo Masterpieces series. Three of Ireland’s greatest living singers, mezzo-sopranos Tara Erraught, Paula Murrihy and Sharon Carty, feature in live-streamed concerts with orchestra from three stunning Irish heritage sites, Kilkenny Castle, Castletown House and Dublin Castle.

The concerts will be live-streamed and all performances will feature a socially-distanced Irish National Opera Orchestra. There will be no live audience in attendance at these concerts. Tickets are available to purchase for 7 days after the performance. The concert will be available for tickets holders to watch on demand for 14 days after the initial live stream.

Update: Paula Murrihy's Mezzo Masterpieces streaming concert at Kilkenny Castle, has been rescheduled from this Saturday 24 October to Thursday 10 December 2020. All ticket holders will be contacted and can choose to avail of tickets to the rescheduled concert or a full refund.

Individual tickets are priced at €15 each, or €40 for all three.



Sharon Carty

31 October, Castletown House


Sharon Carty Mezzo-soprano
Kelli-Ann Masterson Soprano
Claire Duff Director
Irish National Opera Orchestra

Sharon Carty Mezzo Masterpieces Programme Book


George Frideric Handel Alcina Overture
George Frideric Handel Giulio Cesare "Cara speme"
Antonio Vivaldi Farnace "Gelido in ogni vena"
George Frideric Handel Alcina "Tornami a vagheggiar"
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Médée "Quel prix de mon amour"
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Médée "Prélude & Noires filles du Styx "
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Médée "Premier air pour les démons"
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Médée "Seconde entrée des démons"
George Frideric Handel Alcina "Credete al mio dolore"
George Frideric Handel Ariodante "Dopo notte"

Tara Erraught

15 November, Dublin Castle


Tara Erraught Mezzo-soprano
Amy Ní Fhearraigh Soprano
Fergus Sheil Conductor
Irish National Opera Orchestra

Tara Erraught Mezzo Masterpieces Programme Book


Vincenzo Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi Overture
Vincenzo Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi "Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio"
Vincenzo Bellini Adelson e Salvini "Dopo l’oscuro nembo"
Gioachino Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia "Ah, se è ver"
Giacomo Puccini La bohème "Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì"
Francesco Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur "Io son l’umile ancella"
Gioachino Rossini Semiramide "Bel raggio lusinghier "
Gioachino Rossini Otello "Assisa a’ piè d’un salice"
Gioachino Rossini La donna del lago "Tanti affetti"

Paula Murrihy

10 December, Kilkenny Castle


Paula Murrihy Mezzo-soprano
Seán Boylan Baritone
Peter Whelan Conductor
Irish National Opera Orchestra

Paula Murrihy Programme Book


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
La clemenza di Tito Overture
La clemenza di Tito "Parto, parto, ma tu ben mio"
Così fan tutte "Smanie implacabili"
Così fan tutte "È amore un ladroncello"
Le nozze di Figaro "Hai già vinta la causa . . . "
Le nozze di Figaro "Voi che sapete"
Idomeneo "Il padre adorato"
Idomeneo "Marcia"
Don Giovanni "Ah, chi mi dice mai"
Don Giovanni "Fin ch’han dal vino "
La clemenza di Tito "Deh per questo"

Streaming Info

These concerts will be live-streamed with tickets available from Dice.fm.

Ticket holders will receive an email before the performance with a unique code to access the stream. You will also be able to access this code via the Dice app which can be downloaded here. We recommend downloading this app when you purchase your ticket. Ticket holders will be able to access the stream for 14 days after the initial broadcast.

For the best viewing experience we recommend connecting to the stream via a Smart TV. You can find information on this in the FAQs below. If viewing via a laptop or mobile, we recommend that you use headphones or speakers to avail of the best quality audio. It is a good idea to test your set up in advance of the stream so you are all set for the performance.

We are very much looking forward to sharing these performances with you. Whether you dress up or dress down, watch on the go or settle in with a glass of your favourite vino, we hope you will enjoy joining us for these very special concerts from three very special locations.

We love to know where you're watching from, so please do share your experience and join the conversation on social media with #MezzoMasterpieces.



How do I book? Tickets can be purchased online or using the DICE app. You can download DICE here.

If you're new to DICE then you'll need to register, providing your Full Name, Email and Mobile Number. You'll be sent a Verification Code, via SMS, to make sure the mobile number you have provided is valid. Once registered, simply click 'Book Now', select your ticket type and hit 'Check Out' to pay (via ApplePay, GooglePay or Visa, Mastercard, Amex).

You'll then receive an email from DICE to confirm your booking and your ticket will be stored safely in the app, ready for when the stream goes live.

Right, I've booked a ticket. Is there anything I need to do before the show starts?

We'd recommend downloading the DICE app on your Android or iOS device ahead of the show, as your unique five-character access code will appear on your ticket before the show starts.

How can I watch the show on my phone?

To watch the stream on your phone, a yellow ‘Start streaming’ button will appear on your ticket before the show starts – this will take you directly through to the live stream. Hit play and you're good to go.

Can I watch the show on a different device?

You sure can. To watch it on any other device, such as a laptop, Smart TV or games console, a unique five-character code will appear on your ticket in-app 30 minutes before the stream is about to start. Visit dice.fm/stream on the device you'd like to use, and then enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you're good to go.

Is DICE compatible with casting devices? Sure is. There are two options available here to cast the show to an alternative device.

If you experience difficulties with either of these options, please enter dice.fm/stream into your smart TV's browser, and enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you're good to go.

You can find further information about accessing this stream via Dice here.