Welcome to Glasthule Opera
Since we began in 2008 we have had real summer festival weather and enjoyed Prosecco and Strawberries 'n Cream before and at the interval of the opera in the sunshine looking over Dublin Bay. This year we are presenting a double delight with the Summer Opera Gala at the Pavilion Theatre on 7th June, 2014 followed by the Glasthule Opera Festival 18th to 20th September, 2014!.
DLR Glasthule Opera is here again promoting Irish singers, conductors and directors. The casts are drawn from singers who are in various stages of their career and development from international names to those aspiring to be professional singers.
DLR County Council is committed to supporting the arts and continues to do so even in these dark days of economic gloom. We gratefully acknowledge their support.
June 2014 is our big date for a spectacular Opera Gala with Opera for a Summer Night - all about flowers, fragrance, moonlight, meditation, passion, love and of course fun! Join Irish and International Baritone Owen Gilhooly and some of Glasthule's favourite singers together with Ireland's newest and brightest opera stars Kellie Lonergan and Peter O'Reilly plus stunning violinist Gillian Williams and the orchestral piano of Mairead Hurley. The programme will include well-loved selections from CARMEN - THAIS - THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - RUSALKA - LAKME - EUGENE ONEGIN - PORGY AND BESS - and SWEENEY TODD.
The festival is administered by volunteers. The productions are funded by a grant from DLRCoCo, the box office proceeds and by the support of 'Friends of Glasthule Opera' who make an annual subscription. Please consider becoming a 'Friend; and help us continue supporting and ecouraging our brightest singers.
Please remember Moliére's famous words:
... of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive
Don't forget to book!
B e c o m e a F r i e n d ~
It will be the support of the public as friends that will ensure the success and full realisation of the project. Given the resources Anne-Marie will work tirelessly and with spirit and enthusiasm to great effect. If you wish to become a Founding Friend please click here to learn more