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The perfect Christmas present for the person with everything, tickets to a Ballymaloe Grainstore gig
LATE ANNOUNCEMENT: CARA O’SULLIVAN HAS KINDLY AGREED TO APPEAR AS GUEST STAR IN FIGARO'S DELIGHTS IN BALLYMALOE GRAINSTORE. SHE WILL SING THE COUNTESS' ARIAS AND DUET, JOINED BY KEEVA O'MAHONY.
WE EXTEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO ORLAITH HORAN WHO IS UNABLE TO SING DUE TO A FAMILY BEREAVEMENT.
Delight in a taste of opera at Ballymaloe this weekend, presented by CIT Cork School of Music Opera Platform.
Emerging young singers perform an enchanting evening of arias, duets and ensembles including scenes from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. At one hour long, it is a perfect introduction to opera.
The Marriage of Figaro is considered by many to be the greatest opera in history. Written in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during the times of the French Revolution, the opera reflects the tension between royalty and the working class. The opera is set in Spain and takes place on the wedding day of Figaro and Susanna, servants to Count Almaviva. It contains one of the greatest scenes of forgiveness between the sexes that has ever been written.
Mary MacSweeney, director of the CIT Cork School of Music Opera Platform, has selected scenes that thread their way through this wonderful opera, making the performance an ideal introduction to opera for performers and audience alike. The talented group of eight singers has recently won eight prizes at the Cork Feis Maitiu competitions.
Figaro’s Delight is an opportunity to see emerging opera singers continuing their development, making the performance real, accessible and comprehensible. It promises fun for all. The running time is one hour without an interval.
Early dinner is served in Ballymaloe House at 6pm for €50 per person. Please ring 021 465 2531 to book.