The Salon Series is a new programme of short operas, art songs, cabaret and music theatre performances staged in the round in locations around Northern Ireland.
Launching on February 11th with ‘La Voix Humaine’ which will be staged in the round in the Throne Room in Hillsbrough Castle, Northern Ireland Opera are presenting a wonderful series of events which will inspire and entertain our audiences through some exciting and spectacular performances. The series will tour different locations around Northern Ireland – the first cycle of performances took place in the following locations:
February 11: ‘La Voix Humaine’, by Francis Poulenc, performed by soprano Mary McCabe and pianist David Quigley in the Throne Room, Hillsborough Castle, Royal Hillsborough. Click here for more details.
February 18: ‘Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered’: songs from the golden age of musical theatre, including works by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein, performed by soprano Wendy Ferguson and pianist Ruth McGinley in St Columb’s Hall, Derry/Londonderry. Click here for more details.
February 19: ‘Sea Wrack’ Art songs by Irish Composers including Hamilton Harty, William Balfe and William Vincent Wallace, performed by soprano Susie Gibbons, mezzo Jenny Bourke, tenor Michael Bell and baritone Seamus Brady with pianist Frasier Hickland in St Joseph’s Church, Sailortown, Belfast. Click here for more details.
February 23: ‘The Lost Boy: Street Scenes and Soldiers’ Tales’: cabaret and music theatre songs about loss, love and hope, performed by Conor Quinn in The New Orpheus, above the Harp Bar on Hill St, Belfast. Click here for more details.
March 8: ‘Songs and Dances of Death’ by Mussorgsky performed by baritone Brendan Collins and ‘Kindertotenlieder’ by Mahler performed by mezzo Margaret Bridge, with pianist Tristan Russcher in C Wing, Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast. Click here for more details.
March 11: ‘Les Nuits D’Éte’ by Hector Berlioz, performed by mezzo Sinéad O’Kelly and pianist Bryan Evans in the Courtyard Theatre, Newtownabbey. Click here for more details.