Tuesday 21 February 2023

Maria Callas – A Centenary Celebration

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 7:30pm
National Opera House Wexford

Tickets: from €20

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RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Sinéad Campbell-Wallace soprano
Noah Stewart tenor
Liz Nolan, RTÉ lyric fm, presenter

Maria Callas captured the imagination like few other artists – for many she is the ultimate opera singer. Dubbed ‘La Divina’, hailed by Bernstein as ‘the Bible of opera’, she was revered as much for the expressive power and emotional truthfulness of her performances as for her voice itself.

In the centenary year of her birth, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra pays tribute with stunning soprano Sinéad Campbell-Wallace and a glorious selection of arias including Casta Diva, O mio babbino Caro, Ebben? … Ne andrò lontana (immortalised in Jean-Jaques Beineix’ 1981 film Diva), the Habanera from Carmen and of course Vissi d’arte.

Wonderful American tenor Noah Stewart joins her for duets including the Brindisi from La traviata and the Act III finale of Tosca. Noah also takes centre stage for Nessun Dorma and the RTE CO plays orchestral favourites from the world of opera including the Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana.

A real treat for opera lovers, all presented by Liz Nolan of RTÉ lyric fm.