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Find out all about our biggest production yet: our recent production of 'Tosca' at the Grand Opera House in September 2023. Click on the link to find out all about the cast, creatives and chorus, download a programme and read our press and reviews.



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We are Northern Ireland's award-winning national opera company, an arts charity dedicated to the highest standards of opera performance, development of young talent and community outreach and education. Find out more about our productions since our foundation in 2010 via the link.

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What a brilliant night we had on Saturday, celebrating the Northern Ireland Opera Chorus and our Artists in Development at our 'CHORUS!' concert in the historic Ulster Hall . Congratulations to all our NI Opera Chorus for a fantastic evening of music and thank you to the Ulster Hall team. Thank you also to our wonderful audience: we loved performing our showcase of some of opera's best loved and thrilling opera choruses for you. Huge thanks also to our brilliant conductor @jamesgrossmith and our Artist in Development Conductor @mezzo_margaret . Thank you to @tristanrusscher who performed on piano, harpsichord and two organs during the concert and to our guest soloist @marymccabesoprano for a wonderful sneak preview of The Letter Scene from our forthcoming production of 'Eugene Onégin' in which she is our Tatyana. Finally a big thank you to our wonderful soloists throughout the night who are all members of the NI Opera Chorus: @susan_shepherd27 @jamescooperonline @dessiehavlin @tenor_charlie @jennybourke_mezzo @gabeseawright @paulbasso01 and @seamus_brady8 and to our Artistic Director @cameronmenziesdirector for compering the evening! You can find out all about the artists who performed on our event page for the evening via the linktree in the bio. The Chorus are working hard towards our September performance of 'Eugene Onégin' at @gohbelfast - tickets are on sale now so book soon! Photo credits: @neilharrisonphotography . Mary McCabe's gown designed in a collaboration between @eadachbysaraoneill @lindabritten and @cameronmenziesdirector. @artscouncilni @ourbelfastmusic #Chorus #operachorus #nioperachorus #operachorusconcert #nationaloperacompany #onegin #eugeneonegin #fidelio #Purcell #fairyqueen #gown #concert #performance
We're looking forward to welcoming West End Musical Director Greg Arrowsmith to @playhousederry this weekend, where he will be performing with vocalist Conor Quinn in 'The Lost Boy', our final Salon Series event taking place on Sunday 26th May at 3pm. This year Greg will be conducting his 21st West End production in a career spanning over 25 years. West End shows include: The Rocky Horror Show (Playhouse Theatre, Peacock Theatre and Dominion Theatre), Songs for Nobodies (Ambassadors Theatre), Women on The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Shall We Dance (Sadlers Wells), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium) and 9 Pantomimes at the London Palladium. Tours include Chess, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Happy Days, Calamity Jane, Kiss Me Kate, Shout and Sister Act. Greg is also the worldwide Supervisor of The Rocky Horror Show and in the last 3 years has worked on the show in Tel Aviv, Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Turin, Naples, Milan and Trieste. Greg has conducted various major orchestras most recently a season of performances of Sheherazade with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Greg also works as an arranger and composer and his new opera ‘Ciphers’ will be performed at the Tête à Tête opera festival in London this year. Don't miss your opportunity to see Greg performing with Conor Quinn, John Gillen (drumkit) and Thomas Alford (bass). Tickets available via the linktree in the bio or at The Playhouse. @artscouncilni @cameronmenziesdirector @londonderrymusicalsociety @visitderry @derrynownews #musicaldirector #musicals #thelostboy #pianist #cabaret #gregarrowsmith #performance #whatson #whatsoninderry