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Peace Proms returns to the stage of the SSE Arena and promises to be a huge celebration of youth, music, energy and sheer talent on an epic scale. Peace Proms is an outstanding production, suitable for all the family – young and old! The critically acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform with the Belfast Children’s Peace Choir which is made up of 3,500 Primary School children from all over Northern Ireland. Peace Proms will be conducted by internationally acclaimed UK music educator Greg Beardsell who is renowned for his extraordinary ability to lead powerful and exhilarating performances. This epic production will also feature a host of stellar soloists and a sensational line up of champion Dancers and Pipers.

TOSCA is a tale of love, lust, intrigue and murder. Set in Rome in a period of Italian history when Napoleon’s invading army was greeted by Italian patriots as their liberator from oppressive Austrian rule, Puccini’s TOSCA is a combination of rare beauty and high emotion. Floria Tosca is a beautiful, celebrated singer and passionate woman displaying love, jealousy and rage. Caught at the very centre of political intrigue, Tosca falls victim to the manipulations of the treacherous Scarpio and  unwittingly ruins her lover the artiste Mario Cavaradossi – with spectacular consequences! The Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg will perform this traditional epic as the composer intended, with traditional sets and singing in Italian with English surtitles. Accompanied by the magnificent RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg’s performances of TOSCA in the luxurious surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this March is not to be missed.  Audiences can expect a wonderful evening of opera and a truly inspiring experience.

One of the greatest comic operas ever written, Mozart’s fast-paced masterpiece The Marriage of Figaro is a highlight of Irish National Opera’s 2018 programme and draws together an outstanding cast and creative team to bring Irish opera right back into the heart of Dublin city, to the Gaiety Theatre stage. This comic tale of mayhem and mischief boasts some of the most beautiful and familiar music ever written including the famous overture. Mozart’s superb score drives the drama with unforgettable solos and hilarious ensemble numbers and the energetic story of servants outwitting their masters and the quick-witted Susanna rejecting her employer’s advances has thrilled and delighted audiences for 250 years. With a dream-team ensemble cast, Irish National Opera’s first main-stage opera features Irish celebrity mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, fresh from the Met Opera New York, who sings Susanna and is joined by internationally acclaimed Irish singers Máire Flavin (Scottish Opera & Glyndebourne Opera Festival), Aoife Miskelly (Welsh National Opera & Opera North), veteran star Suzanne Murphy (English National Opera, WNO & Opera North), Ben McAteer (English National Opera & WNO), up-and-coming soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh, and critically acclaimed New Zealand bass Jonathan Lemalu singing the title role. Celebrated theatre and opera […]

Sir Simon Rattle is one of the world’s most famous orchestra conductors. A talent on the piano, violin and percussion, it was through conducting that Simon really set himself apart, winning the John Player International Conducting Competition during his graduating year at the Royal Academy of Music. From there, he established himself as a wunderkind, conducting his first prom at the Royal Albert Hall within five years of that competition. After working himself up to the role of principal conductor with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon became familiar to the public through his concerts and a BBC documentary. Over the years, Simon has conducted some of the greatest orchestras in the world, including the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the orchestra at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. However, he has recently become Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra, a trailblazing organisation within the world of orchestral music. The LSO has recorded iconic film scores for cinematic releases like Star Wars while also working with legends like André Previn. In his return to the National Concert Hall, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct the LSO through a rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. Prepare to be […]

One of the greatest romantic ballets of all time, Giselle is the first full-length ballet choreographed by Akram Khan. The iconic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been given a haunting reinterpretation with stunning costumes and set by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), an ‘ominous, gothic’ (The Observer) adaptation of Adolphe Adam’s original score by composer Vincenzo Lamagna, dramaturgy from Ruth Little and lighting design from Tony Award-winner Mark Henderson. Following its sensational 2016 world premiere and UK tour, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to Dublin in 2018. Co-Produced by:  Manchester International Festival and Sadler’s Wells, London Supported by the Giselle Production Syndicate and Arts Council England

A phenomenal, breath-taking event featuring a 60-piece symphony orchestra, world-renowned DJs and live vocalists performing floor fillers from the past 20 years all produced in conjunction with Kylie Minogue’s musical director….and the results have been simply out of this world. The last two events sold out the SSE Arena in advance with happy smiling people aged 18 to 65 brought together, in an electric atmosphere dancing the night away to classics like For An Angel, Insomnia and Such A Good Feeling.

Reportedly the biggest selling solo classical artist of all time with over 80 million worldwide album sales, Bocelli has performed for four US Presidents, two Popes and many Royal families across the world, as well as at high-profile ceremonies for the Olympic Games and the World Cup. The Maestro has countless music awards to his name over past 25 years in music and even boasts a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received in 2010 for his contribution to live theatre. Andrea Bocelli last performed in Dublin to a sold out 3Arena in 2016 in support of his album release ‘Cinema’, which featured songs from movies – the record included stunning duets with Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger, and reached number three in the UK charts.