Night at the opera features top talent
Birr will host an Opera Gala bonanza next Sunday night, April 25, featuring some of the great performers of the series.
The concert in Saint Brendan's Cathedral, Wilmer Road, Birr, Co Offaly, will feature the voices of Ireland's most talented singers.
Joining John Molloy (bass), who is from Birr himself, will be Cara O'Sullivan, Sandra Oman, Fiona Murphy, Ann Hogan, Eamon Mulhall, Owen Gilhooly and the head of Opera Ireland music, Mairead Hanley, on the piano.
"It will be a great night" said John Molloy, who is with the International Opera Studio in London and loves returning to his home town, especially for a programme featuring pieces from Rossini, Bellini, Verdi and Mozart.