La Boheme | National Concert Hall
La Boheme at the National Concert Hall
Quite frankly I'm too poor to go be young and in love in Paris so this is as close as I'm going to get. Bringing the romance of the French capital to Dublin, LYRIC OPERA presents La Bohème at the National Concert Hall on May 19th, 21st and 23rd.
Fresh from the resounding success of Madama Butterfly in Dublin and Belfast, this theatre company return for another outstanding production.
La Bohéme, for those of you who aren't familiar is the greatest opera love story of them all. Puccini's peerless gift for melody adds remarkable poignancy to the simple joys and heartbreaking sorrows of a group of young Parisians in this universally popular classic - a smash hit for over a century.
At the helm of this production is director Vivian Coates who brings 1950s' Paris to Dublin. As ususal, Lyric Opera brings the best of young Irish and international talent to the stage. Rising Irish star Marie Flavin takes the role of Musetta. Marie represented Ireland in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the world 2011 and looks set for great success on the opera stage. Sinead Campbell Wallace plays Mimi in a passionate performance sure to impress Lyric Opera audiences. The Irish sopranos are partnered by Matthew Sprange and Charne Rochford from the UK as Marcello and Rodolfo. They are joined by a wealth of young Irish singers in supporting roles, and by the acclaimed Lyric Opera Chorus.
The RTÉ Concert Orchestra again partners with Lyric Opera, under the baton of David Jones.
Lyric Opera have just finished a hugely successful run of Madama Butterfly in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, and in the Grand Opera House in Belfast. It was the first time Lyric Opera has performed in Northern Ireland in its 18 year history, and, historically, the first time a main scale Irish opera company performed in Belfast. The production was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, and plans are already underway to return to Belfast in 2013.
Lyric Opera's upcoming production of Aida in November 2012 will see a move for the first time to the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin - another seminal step in the progress of Ireland's leading opera company.
Tickets are priced at €20 - €48. Booking at the National Concert Hall on 417 0000 or at www.nch.ie.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Monday 14th May 2012 | Theatre
Would love to go to this opera! Sounds amazing!Posted 16:23 | Mon 14th May 2012
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