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Saturday 17 March 2018

Free opera is a breath of fresh air for crowds

David Whelan

More than 1,000 people took the opportunity to immerse themselves in a little culture when the opera came to Dublin yesterday.

'Opera in the Open' was staged for free in the intimate, open-air Amphitheatre in Wood Quay. Few in attendance took their eyes off the team of performers as they gave an act-by-act rendition of 'Carmen' by Bizet, narrated by director Morgan Crowley.

Organised by Dublin City Council, four performances of much-loved operas will be performed each Thursday in August at 1pm.

Next week will see the performance of 'Tosca' by Puccini and the grand finale will be on August 25 with Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro'.

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