INO Studio Opera Gala

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  • Friday 9 August, 2019, 8pmNational Concert Hall, Dublin
  • Admission & Booking€39.50, €33, €27, €22, €12 (Choir Balcony)
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Hear the next generation of operatic superstars in this collaboration between the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera.

The INO studio singers and conductor Sinead Hayes have just finished an intensive year-long programme of masterclasses and performances as part of the inaugural INO Studio. Now they take centre stage with the RTÉ CO at the National Concert Hall for a very special gala evening.

The programme is packed with glorious arias and ensembles from celebrated operas Carmen, Manon, Roméo et Juliette, L’elisir d’amore, La Cenerentola and more. And to finish, the Dialogue of the Two Queens from Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, where royal insults are exchanged from soprano to soprano through increasingly virtuosic coloratura lines – one of the greatest operatic stand-offs!

The INO Studio singers will be joined by guest artists Carolyn Holt and Matthew Mannion and special guest, William Thomas in his first Irish performance since winning this year's Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition.

Presented by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera.

Conductor Sinead Hayes
Soprano Rachel Croash
Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh
Tenor Andrew Gavin

Guest Artists

Mezzo-soprano Carolyn Holt
Baritone Matthew Manion

Special Guest

Bass William Thomas


Rossini Overture L'italiana in Algeri
Rossini Sì, ritrovarla io giuro (La Cenerentola)
Mozart Come Scoglio (Così fan Tutti)
Bellini Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni (La sonnambula)
Gounod Je veux vivre (Roméo et Juliette)
Donizetti Quanto amore (L’elisir d'amore)
Donizetti Una furtiva lagrima (L’elisir d'amore)
Donizetti Prendi, per me (L’elisir d'amore)
Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1 (extracts)
Bizet Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante (Carmen)
Donizetti Ah! mes amis (La fille du régiment)
Massenet Je marche sur tous les chemins (Manon)
Gounod Amour, ranime mon courage (Roméo et Juliette)
Donizetti È sempre la stessa (Maria Stuarda)
Donizetti Dialogo delle due regine (Maria Stuarda)