The Associate Artists were brought together by Northern Ireland Opera to bring live music safely to communities during this pandemic.
They have been performing around Northern Ireland since September 2020 and with a new cadre joining in September 2021 are now a permanent part of Northern Ireland Opera’s development programme.
Watch some of the 2020 cadre of The Associate Artists in ‘The Rosemary Street Sessions’, which took place in October and November 2020 and where The Associate Artists performed and recorded arias, songs and duets in the beautiful setting of First Church Belfast here:
And you can watch some of the Associate Artists 2020/21 performing in other events here:
Between September 2020 and February 2021 the Associate Artists worked with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Women’s Aid, Inspire, Mindwise, Carers Trust, Surestart, seven of our partner schools, Ulster Orchestra, Belfast Festival, Imagine Ltd., Connswater Shopping Centre, Spark Opera and The Portico of Ards. See some of the images from these events in the gallery below.