Friday 15 February 2019

Bryn Terfel sings

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 7:30pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: from €29.50 more info

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  • Gareth Jones
    conductor
  • Bryn Terfel
    bass-baritone
EVENT INFO
Programme:
  • INCLUDING
  • MOZART

    ‘Non piu andrai’ from The Marriage of Figaro

  • VERDI

    ‘L’onoroe! Ladri!’ from Falstaff

  • MOZART

    ‘Madamina, il catalogo e questo’ from Don Giovanni

  • WAGNER

    ‘Was duftet doch der Flieder’ from Die Meistersinger

  • WAGNER

    ‘Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge’ from Das Rheingold

  • TRADITIONAL

    Oh Shenandoah

  • HARNICK/BOCK

    ‘If I Were A Rich Man’ from Fiddler on the Roof

Is there nothing Bryn Terfel can’t sing? Apparently not. Which is why you really don’t want to miss this bona fide singing superstar in a welcome return to Dublin.

One of the great operatic voices of today – ‘A born communicator who loves words as much as music’ (The Times) – the Welsh Wonder has to be heard to be believed. And once heard, never forgotten.

Hard to think of another opera singer with a voice as flexible (or as fine) as Terfel’s that can stretch with equal mastery to musical theatre and folk songs. You’ll hear it all in a concert in which everything he sings is guaranteed to be a showstopper.

Mozart in playful mood is heard in ‘Non più andrai’ from The Marriage of Figaro, with Terfel at his most wickedly mischievous. Think today’s morals a little loose? What a sheltered life you’ve led. Prepare to blush with the list of amorous conquests (2,065, in case you’re wondering) in the Catalogue Aria from Don Giovanni.

And it’s not just you youngsters who can get into trouble. Meet Verdi’s aged rebel Falstaff, led astray by his appetites for wine, women and, well, whatever… you name it, he wants it. Reprobate and rogue, he may be, but you’ll find yourself wanting to buy him a drink. Just don’t take him home with you.

No Terfel recital would be complete without the mighty colossus that is Wagner. Enter the world of the gods to encounter Wotan, fearsome ruler of all, in the truly epic Das Rheingold (think Lord of the Rings meets Game of Thrones). And proof that you should never judge on appearances alone is Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg himself: Hans Sachs, a full-time cobbler, part-time poet. (No, really!)

We’re not going to tell you everything that you’ll hear on the night just yet… just to say bring a hankie and a readiness to be entertained by a legend in his own lifetime.

BRYN TERFEL

“A TRUE BASS- BARITONE, ROLLING OUT SONOROUS, OMINOUS RIVERS OF SOUND.”
New York Times
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