Tuesday 24 July

Summer Lunchtime Series

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 1:05pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: €12

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FEATURING
  • Neil Thomson
    conductor
  • Ioana Pipelea
    soprano
  • Presented by Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm
EVENT INFO
Programme:
  • Copland
    Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Tchaikovsky
    Marche Slave
  • Dvořák
    Song to the Moon from Rusalka
  • Delibes
    Les filles de Cadix
  • Turina
    Origia from Danzas fantásticas
  • Puccini:
    ‘Donde lieta usci’ from La bohème
  • Massenet
    ‘Il est doux, il est bon’ from Hérodiade
  • Eric Whitacre
    Equus

A smorgasbord of musical treats serves up a lavish lunchtime feast. Copland’s thrilling anthem Fanfare for the Common Man and Tchaikovsky’s stirringly heroic Marche Slave provide bracing appetizers. Rising-star soprano Ioana Pipelea delivers a main course of operatic gems including the melting Song to the Moon, achingly beautiful ‘Donde lieta usci’ (Puccini’s La bohème) and heartrending ‘Il est doux, Il est bon’ topped off by Delibes’ meringue-light Les filles de Cadix. The exotic coloratura of Delibes’ Les filles de Cadix , intense sensuality of Turina’s Origia and Eric Whitacre’s galloping Equus are perfect digestifs.