Hits from the Opera
“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you.”
– Charles Hart – Phantom of the Opera
For something truly memorable, have us organise an evening of opera sung by some of Ireland’s rising international stars. From music theatre to opera’s most loved arias, our singers will thrill you with a live performance of the highest calibre.
Gavan Ring – Baritone
Gavan Ring is Ireland’s most acclaimed baritone working in the field of opera. Following rave reviews in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, he has been engaged by Opera North in the U.K. to sing the title role in the Barber of Seville in 2015. He recently had a great success at Wexford Festival Opera playing the role of Lieutenant Gordon in Silent Night. 2015 sees him play the role of Morales in Carmen at the Glyndebourne Festival.
A warm and engaging personality, Gavan’s ability to build a relationship with his audience throughout an evening makes for a very memorable occasion of music.
“The show was almost stolen by the terrific bravado of Gavan Ring…” La Finta Giardiniera
– Rubert Christiansen – The Telegraph
The Merry Widow
Gavan Ring and Nicola Mulligan
Partnering with his wife, soprano Nicola Mulligan, this duo have presented many captivating evenings of Operatic favourites and Musical Theatre classics. This is a very special combination of two outstanding performers whose rapport with the audience and wonderful singing makes for something truly special.
Nicola graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Music Performance from the RIAM studying with Dr. Veronica Dunne and Mary Brennan. She has won numerous prizes at Feis Ceoil and was named as the National Concert Hall’s Young Musician of the Future. She made her debut at Glyndebourne Festival Opera as the second fairy in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”. She is much in demand for concert work throughout Ireland.
The Merry Widow
Papagano – Magic Flute
Derek Moloney – Irish Tenor
Derek has performed throughout Ireland, Europe and the USA as part of the Three Irish Tenors. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and has sung with Sarah Brightman at the Point and at the Waterfront in Belfast. Hailing from Limerick, Derek has been much associated with the opening anthems on Munster and Ireland’s rugby campaign.
This is a beautiful and lyrical young Irish tenor voice specialising in the light classical popular Irish and Music Theatre repertoire. For a evening of drawing room music, featuring the songs of Percy French, Thomas Moore melodies, classical Irish ballads and Music Theatre classics, Derek has an enchanting programme to delight your guests.
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