Acclaimed Tralee Mezzo-Soprano To Take Part In Online Concert This Weekend

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Paula Murrihy.

A TRALEE mezzo-soprano will take part in a special online concert this Saturday which is a must for classical music and opera lovers.

Irish National Opera has joined forces with the Office of Public Works to present three of Ireland’s greatest living singers, mezzo-sopranos Paula Murrihy, Sharon Carty, and Tara Erraught, in live-streamed concerts with orchestra from three stunning Irish heritage sites, Kilkenny Castle, Castletown House and Dublin Castle.

The concert series kicks off on Saturday, October 24 with Tralee mezzo-soprano and New York Metropolitan Opera star Paula Murrihy performing in the Picture Gallery of the iconic Kilkenny Castle.

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The Mozart concert programme is full of gorgeous arias from opera’s popular favourites, including The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte.

Paula wowed audiences in her INO debut in Enda Walsh’s searing production of Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle at the 2018 Dublin Theatre Festival.

GoldenPlec described her as “a marvel to behold, giving an impassioned and physically-committed performance, her voice rich and expressive, full of colour.”

Paula’s all-Mozart programme is conducted by critically acclaimed conductor Peter Whelan, who is also artistic director of the Irish Baroque Orchestra, and features the young baritone Seán Boylan.

INO Artistic Director Fergus Sheil adds “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to partner with the OPW and present three of Ireland’s finest singers in three of the country’s most distinctive and imposing buildings. The most recent of the three, Castletown House, dates from the 18th century. The others have histories going back even further, to the 12th century for Kilkenny Castle and the 13th for Dublin Castle, giving them lifespans that predate the history of opera by a number of centuries.”

The Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan, says “As Minister with responsibility for the OPW I am delighted to announce this collaboration between my Office and INO, pairing outstanding voices and composers with three of Ireland’s unique architectural masterpieces.”

Kildare mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty headlines the second concert and the third and final concert features another Metropolitan Opera star, Dundalk mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught.

The concerts will be available exclusively as live-streams, with individual tickets priced at €15 each, or €40 for all three.

The streams can be viewed more than once and will be available on demand for 14 days from the dates of the concerts. For links and for more information please go to  An account with is required to access the streams.

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