A Festive Night At The Opera

A Festive Night At The Opera


€75.00 per person



About this experience

A very special Festive Night at the Opera will take place in The Glyde Inn, Annagassan on December 02nd, 2023 with Gavan & Nicola Ring. This promises to be another fantastic evening of fine food and singing not to be missed. The menu will be sent out for pre order prior to the event.

Hailing from Cahersiveen in County Kerry, Irish tenor Dr Gavan Ring studied at the Schola Cantorum at St Finian’s College Mullingar before reading education and music at Dublin City University. An alumnus of the National Opera Studio in London, Gavan is also the first opera singer and the youngest graduate to complete doctoral studies at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Gavan’s ground-breaking doctoral research on Robert O’Dwyer’s Irish language opera Eithne led to the work's first performance in 107 years. Gavan is an Artistic Partner with Irish National Opera and was a member of the inaugural Cara O'Sullivan Associate Artist Programmme at Cork Opera House. Gavan is also a multiple prizewinner at competitions such as the Wigmore Hall Song Competition and the Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino.

Concert highlights include performances with the London Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms and Lucerne Festival under Sir Simon Rattle, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Royal Festival Hall under Sir Mark Elder and the Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Prinzregententheater under Keri Lynn-Wilson. Recital work includes regular broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and RTÉ Lyric FM plus appearances at Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Ludlow English Song Festival collaborating with pianists such as Simon Lepper, Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Sholto Kynoch and Iain Burnside. Opera highlights include leading roles at Cork Opera House, Garsington Opera, Glyndebourne, Irish National Opera, La Monnaie De Munt, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opera Holland Park, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera and Wexford Festival Opera.

Gavan's wife Nicola Ring (née Mulligan) hails from Dundalk began her studies with the legendary Co Louth vocal teacher, Geraldine McGee. Nicola then went on to graduate with first class honours in vocal performance at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, studying under Dr Veronica Dunne and Mary Brennan. Nicola has sung leading roles for Glyndebourne, Opera Theatre Company and at the Buxton Festival with world-renowned conductors such as Bill Chrisite and Lawrence Cummings. She also has appeared frequently with both the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Concert Orchestra. In a recent review in Opera Magazine, she was described as “a beautiful singing actor with a wonderfully warm stage presence”.

Date: 02nd December 2023
Time: 6.30pm
Price: €75 (Includes Meal)
Tables: Minimum is a table of 4 otherwise you will have to join a table

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