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Escape for free with Irish singers to Italy, Germany, France and Russia and meet Irish composers working with INO in our Friday Opera Explorer Series.
Friday Opera Explorer brings together a wide selection of arias from the historic opera repertoire and five interviews with Irish composers who are creating the repertoire of today and tomorrow. Thirty arias will be presented during the series encompassing a range of different operatic styles. Each aria is from a composer that has not yet featured in Irish National Opera’s programme, although many of the operas will appear in future seasons.
This series takes audiences on a journey that may include new experiences for some. It offers glimpses into future INO productions and showcases the stars of today and the future. All presented in a relaxed and informal context, with introductions giving the background to each aria and subtitles translating the sung text.
This week's programme features arias by Bellini and Donizetti with performances by Naomi Louisa O'Connell, Gyula Nagy, John Molloy and Claudia Boyle accompanied by Aoife O'Sullivan and Gary Beecher on piano. INO Artistic Director Fergus Sheil will also be interviewing composer Gerald Barry including a short preview of his opera Alice's Adventures Under Ground, coming soon to the INO stage.
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Supported by Fedora Platform.
Credits for Alice’s Adventures Under Ground:
Libretto prepared by the composer based on the texts by Lewis Carroll
Commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, The Barbican Centre, London and Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès, conductor
Barbara Hannigan, soprano
Allison Cook, mezzo-soprano
Hilary Summers, contralto
Allan Clayton, tenor
Peter Tantsits, tenor
Mark Stone, baritone
Joshua Bloom, bass
28 November 2016 | Barbican Hall, London | Audio recording by BBC Radio 3