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Joyce at the Opera



Joyce at the Opera


Friday 16 June 2017

National Library of Ireland, Dublin - 1:00 pm

As part of Bloomsday Fringe we are pleased to present a concert featuring music that was central to Joyce's life and writings. Trieste-based artists Ilaria Zanetti (soprano), Riccardo Rados (tenor) and Alessandra Sagelli Caoduro (piano) will be joined by Irish singers Owen Gilhooly (tenor) and Noel O'Grady (tenor). Insights into the importance of the performed works to Joyce will be provided by Professor John McCourt (University of Macerata). 13 pieces will be performed, with an emphasis on the lyric opera so loved by Joyce as well as some popular melodies and music-hall songs. Songs by composer Antonio Smareglia, (a friend of Joyce in Trieste, best known for Le Nozze Istriane), and rarely heard Italian versions of arias from Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl, which Balfe conducted in Trieste in 1854, will also be performed.

Organised by the Italian Institute of Culture in collaboration with the National Library of Ireland, Associazione Triestina Amici della Lirica "G. Viozzi" and the Trieste Joyce School (University of Trieste).


Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Time: At 1:00 pm

Organized by : IIC

In collaboration with : National Library of Ireland, Ass. Triestina Amici

Entrance : Free


National Library of Ireland - Kildare Street, Dubl