Northern Ireland Opera presents | Radamisto

Northern Ireland Opera presents | Radamisto

 Grand Opera House • Sunday 14 May 2017

Local opera talents lead new Irish première

Derry-Londonderry mezzo-soprano Doreen Curran and Belfast-born soprano Aoife Miskelly star in this month’s highly anticipated Irish première and all-Ireland tour of Handel’s Radamisto.

Northern Ireland Opera, in association with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, present the Irish première of Handel’s Radamisto. Following performances in Limerick, Cork, and Dublin, Radamisto finishes its all-Ireland tour at Belfast’s Grand Opera House on Sunday 14 May.

Radamisto is a story about the futile nature of power; about political prisoners, asylum seekers, broken-hearted wives and grieving lovers. This powerful production explores the themes of lust, vanity, and unrequited love, set alongside some of Handel’s most inspired and memorable music.

Radamisto showcases some of the finest female singers from both the North and South of Ireland; local favourite Doreen Curran sings the title role, alongside Aoife Miskelly, star of Northern Ireland Opera’s critically-acclaimed Don Giovanni. They are joined onstage by soprano Sinéad Campbell-Wallace and mezzo-soprano Kate Allen, who both make their Northern Ireland Opera debuts.

Radamisto is directed by the acclaimed Irish theatre director Wayne Jordan (The Shadow of a Gunman, Lyric Theatre 2015), a former associate director at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre and Project Arts Centre, who makes his opera debut.

David Brophy conducts the Irish Chamber Orchestra, fresh from its successful European tour, prestigious residency at the Heidelberg Frühling Festival and acclaimed debut at the celebrated Konzerthaus in Vienna.

Sung in English.

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