IN THE NEWS…
Opera Collective Ireland has provided a professional platform for some of Ireland’s finest young singers who continue to make their mark on the international scene…
Congratulations to Jennifer Davis (Female Chorus – THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA) who made her debut on June 16th as Adina in the Royal Opera Covent Garden in Donizetti’s L’ELISR D’AMORE – the cast also included Roberto Alagna.
MOZART & MORE… Jennifer who is also appearing in the Royal Opera’s production of Mozart’s MITRIDATE will return to Covent Garden to sing the Erste Dame in next season’s revival of DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE while Anna Devin (Poppea – AGRIPPINA) will appear in LUCIO SILLA at Madrid’s Teatro Real in September. In the meantime Rachel Kelly (Nerone – AGRIPPINA) will return to the Maggio Musicale in Florence as Idamante in IDOMENEO as well as making her debut at the Glyndebourne Festival in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (Annio). At home, Anna & Rachel will be appearing at the Kilkenny Arts Festival with Christian Curnyn and The Early Opera Company for a performance of Handel’s GIULIO CAESARE – for more details visit http://www.kilkennyarts.ie/programme/handels-julius-caesar-in-egypt/
Elsewhere Máire Flavin (title role – AGRIPPINA) & Sharon Carty (Ottone – AGRIPPINA) will tour internationally in Wide Open Opera’s production of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s new opera THE SECOND VIOLINIST.
We wish Padraic Rowen (Lesbo – AGRIPPINA – 2015) all the best as he takes up his coveted place on the young artist programme of Les Arts Florissants – Le Jardin de Voix 2017.
Details of the developmental workshops for Raymond Deane’s new opera based on Emma Donoghue’s TRESPASSES taking place in October will be announced soon. In the meantime we’re delighted to announce that the Arts Council have made a further award to enable Opera Collective Ireland to commission the completion of the work for production in 2019.