Sarah Shine (soprano), Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano), and Máire Carroll (piano): 'Faisons un rêve' / let us dream

Sarah Shine (soprano), Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano), and Máire Carroll (piano): 'Faisons un rêve' / let us dream

Saturday, 7 May 2022, 8.00pm

Irish National Opera presents 'Faisons un rêve – let us dream' - an evening of opera and song, with Sarah Shine (soprano), Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano), and Máire Carroll (piano), celebrating musical connections between France and Ireland.

Singers Sarah Shine and Gemma Ní Bhriain, both Irish alumni of the Atelier Lyrique (Young Artists' Programme) of the Opéra National de Paris, are joined by pianist Máire Carroll in a programme that includes well-known arias by by Berlioz, Delibes, Offenbach and Balfe alongside music by Pauline Viardot, Cécile Chaminade and Philip Martin. The concert will also feature some rarely performed works by Franco-Irish composers Augusta Holmès and Joseph O’Kelly, including O'Kelly's setting of the Victor Hugo poem 'Faisons un rêve'.

William Balfe, 'Rêves d’amour, rêves de gloire' (Le puits d’amour)
Joseph O’Kelly, 'Je t’aime depuis mon enfance' (La barbière improvisée); 'Faisons un rêve' (Poem by Victor Hugo)
Augusta Holmès, 'Parmi les fleurs' (La montagne noireí)
Pauline Viardot, 'Je viens te rendre à l’espèrance' (Cendrillon)
Hector Berlioz, 'Vous soupirez, Madame?' (Béatrice et Bénédict)
Cécile Chaminade, Concert Étude: 'Automne'
Hector Berlioz, 'D’amour l’ardente flamme' (La damnation de Faust)
Léo Delibes, 'Les filles de Cadix'
Philip Martin 'The Lake of Innisfree' (Poem by W. B. Yeats)
Henri Duparc, 'Élégie' (after a poem by Thomas Moore)
William Balfe, 'A mes pieds dans un doux servage' (I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls) (The Bohemian Girl)
Jacques Offenbach, 'Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour' (Les contes d’Hoffmann)

Tickets €15 - Purchase via Eventbrite (link below)

This concert is part of Maynooth University's Arts & Minds Festival running 5-7 May

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