Tuesday 10 July

Summer Lunchtime Series

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 1:05pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: €12

  • Timothy Henty
  • Gavan Ring
  • Presented by Evelyn Grant, RTÉ lyric fm
  • Wagner
    Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre
  • Wagner
    ‘O du mein holder Abendstern’ from Tannhäuser
  • Rossini
    The Barber of Seville Overture
  • Rossini
    ‘Largo al factotum’ from The Barber of Seville
  • Liszt
    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Smetana
    Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride

Hailed for his ‘lavish talents’ (Opera) and recently acclaimed in the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Welsh National Opera, baritone Gavan Ring serves up a lunchtime treat with Wagner’s dreamy hymn to the Evening Star, ‘O du mein holder Abendstern’, and Rossini’s wickedly virtuosic ‘Largo al factotum’. Wagner’s monumental ‘Ride of the Valkyries’ and the rousing, colour-saturated Overture from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville showcase opera’s capacity to excite and entertain. Liszt’s passionate Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Smetana’s effervescent Dance of the Comedians raise the rafters in displays of brilliant orchestral energy.