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Maria Callas: Art & Voice - A musical lecture with George Fleeton



Maria Callas: Art & Voice - A musical lecture with George Fleeton

We are delighted to welcome George Fleeton and Lyric Opera Productions back to the Institute for another evening dedicated to Italian opera. In anticipation of Lyric Opera’s production of La Traviata in the National Concert Hall on 4, 5 and 7 November with Claudia Boyle in the role of Violetta, we will explore the art and the voice of Maria Callas as we remember this autumn the 40th anniversary of her death in Paris.
Produced and presented by George Fleeton -


Former Director of the annual N.I. Opera Fringe Festival (2002-9) George Fleeton taught Opera, Cinema, Literature and Theatre in Higher Education north and south (1994-2014), particularly at Queen’s University Belfast.

He was the Arts correspondent at (2010-13) and the Arts reviewer for the Down Recorder newspaper (2004-12).

He produced and presented weekly classical music programmes on Community Radio (2003-14) and now promotes, produces and presents Recitals and Concerts at various Arts venues and Festivals throughout Ireland.

As a solo chorister and boy soprano he sang a vast range of sacred music and art songs and several Gilbert & Sullivan roles on stage.

Educated in Dublin and in Paris (1965-72) he taught languages in further education before a senior management career in Ulster Television (1979-91). In 1994 he was appointed United Nations special adviser to the Director-General of Albanian broadcasting in Tirana.

He divides his time and his work between counties Down and Wicklow and has regularly reviewed Wexford Festival Opera, Lismore Opera Festival, the Torre del Lago-Puccini Festival, and the Venice and Kerry Film Festivals.

He now writes a regular column on the Arts and Culture in performance in Ireland at


Date: Monday, October 09, 2017

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm

Entrance : Free


Istituto Italiano di Cultura