Acclaimed US classical singer and one of Opera’s most sought after international tenors Noah Stewart will perform La Bohème’s Rodolfo in Cameron Menzies’ first live production at the helm of Northern Ireland Opera. Alongside Stewart is soprano Gemma Summerfield making her debut in the role as Mimi and Northern Irish soprano Emma Morwood as Musetta who is paired with Yuriy Yurchuk’s Marcello. Joining these four principal artists will also be one of the country’s finest basses Graeme Danby who during his long career has made over 1000 appearances for English National Opera.
The creative team includes conductor Rebecca Lang who is one of the most versatile and vivacious cross-over artists of her generation with accolades in both Opera and Musical Theatre (HAMBURG STATE OPERA, THEATER AM POTSDAMER PLATZ, BERLIN; HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, MELBOURNE; EVITA AND MY FAIR LADY, FLENSBURG); award-winning lighting designer Paul Keoghan (OPERA IRELAND, THE ABBEY THEATRE, LYRIC THEATRE BELFAST, ROYAL COURT THEATRE, CRUCIBLE, TRAVERSE, OPEN AIR REGENT’S PARK, RAMBERT); choreography by Jennifer Rooney (LYRIC THEATRE, BELFAST; GRAND OPERA HOUSE, BELFAST); set design by Claire Morrissey and costumes by Diana Ennis.
Conductor Rebecca Lang says of this unique production: “I love bringing theatre to audiences in unexpected spaces – it gives us all the opportunity to experience pieces in ways other than those which we anticipate or expect.” she added” “La Bohème is the perfect choice for us as artists to be part of the collective emerging from the rubble we have all had to endure.”
La Bohème will be performed in front of socially distanced audiences across 4 nights.
Dates: September 18, 20, 23, 25.
Ticket prices : £49.50 plus booking fee.
Booking link: www.niopera.com
Venue: Carlisle Memorial Church, 31 Carlisle Circus, Belfast BT14 6AT
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