Sunday 22 December

The Magic of Christmas
with Claudia Boyle

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

Time 7:00pm
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin

Tickets: from €21 more info

  • Presented by Marty Whelan
  • David Brophy
  • Stephen Rea
  • Arabella Voices

Presented by Marty Whelan
with special guests including
Stephen Rea reading The Night before Christmas
Arabella Voices

David Brophy conductor

An enchanting evening of seasonal music and spoken word for all the family.
Featuring much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen.  

Celebrate the magic of Christmas in sumptuous, glamorous style with Claudia Boyle’s ‘stupendous coloratura sophistication and radiance’ (Neue Musikzeitung) as the internationally acclaimed soprano joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Arabella Voices choir and conductor David Brophy for a festive celebration for all the family.

And because it’s Christmas, there is something for everyone here: the new, the old and the traditional blended together in a generously filled musical Christmas stocking packed with much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen including Tchaikovsky Russian Dance (Trepak) from The Nutcracker, Andrew Lloyd Webber Pie JesuHess A Christmas Overture, Gruber Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Adeste Fidelis, Away in a Manger and  Williams ‘Somewhere in My Memory’ (Theme from Home Alone).

From the blazing orchestral brilliance of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture and swooning romance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo to emotion-laden operatic jewels by Puccini, Verdi, Gounod and Dvořák, ballet treasures by Tchaikovsky, the loving, luscious Hollywood emotion of John Williams’ score to the festive film fixture Home Alone, seasonal songs and well-loved carols, we guarantee a night to make this year a Christmas to remember.

The Oscar- and Olivier Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Stephen Rea joins in the festive fun to read the magical classic tale of The Night Before Christmas accompanied by Philip Lane’s enchanting score.