Monday 10 December 2018

Busy times ahead in the National Opera House

Brendan Keane

The National Opera House will play host to a number of very diverse and exciting music and theatre events over the next fortnight alternating between its main venue and St Iberius Church.

On Saturday, June 16, at 1.05 p.m., the church will provide the venue for a performance by the Ficino Ensemble and Michael McHale. In a concert organised in conjunction with Music for Wexford, the group will perform a string trio by Beethoven and a piano quartet by Brahms. Tickets are priced €17/€14 and €5 (students).

The Ballet Academy will present 'Love Ballet' in the National Opera House on the same date at 7 p.m. The dancing will be set to a soundtrack featuring some of the most well known songs in popular music history. Tickets are €17 (adults) and €11 (children).

The venue will also play host to chanteuse Derby Browne at 8 p.m. that same night when she will present her personal tribute to the life and music of Edith Piaf. Tickets are priced €25 and €20.

The Wexford cohort of students from Irish College of Music Theatre will perform a showcase concert in the Jerome Hynes Theatre (also in the Opera House), at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. Tickets are priced €22.50 and €20. Things will take a darker turn from Thursday, June 21, to Saturday, June 23, when Riff Raff Theatre will present its 4.48 Psychosis production in the venue at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are €15.

For more information on all of these events contact the Opera House box office at 053 9122144.

Enniscorthy Guardian