Spinosi conducting St Mary’s Cathedral’s ‘Night at the Opera’

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RETURNING to Limerick after his triumphant September concert at UCH, John Christophe Spinosi conducts the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Nght at the Opera’ in St Mary’s Cathedral on December 13. This Christmas special will then travel to Monkstown Parish Church In Dublin for Friday 14, again an 8pm bell.

“The charismatic Spinosi conducts illustrious opera productions with the Ensemble Matheus at the Theatre du Chatelet and beyond for more than a decade.”

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the Orchestra’s Charlotte Eglington reports, “Spinosi has had an untypical journey interpreting a wide repertoire from baroque to contemporary. he has worked with prestigious orchestras the world over and is a much sought-after conductor.”

“He works very closely with internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and in Limerick and Dublin. he will be joined by Ireland’s Sharon Carty, who will exploit every theatrical avenue this programme offers.”

Winner of the inaugural RAAP/RTÉ Lyric FM Classical Breakthrough Music Bursary. Sharon Carty Is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music Dublin and the University of Performing Arts Vienna.

Currently artistic partner to the Irish National Orchestra, she enjoys a busy concert schedule of chamber music, lieder and oratorio with numerous ensembles and orchestras at home and abroad. Carty sings regularly with orchestras such as the European Union Chamber Orchestra and Wiener Akademie.

At St Mary’s, join a feast of baroque operatic arias and instrumental music oozing passion, colour and drama – with the emphasis on colliding worlds. Booking at www.irishchamberorchestra.com