The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to present an enchanted evening of classical delights for all the family.
Presented by Marty Whelan, The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will feature much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen. Claudia will be joined by very special guests including the Oscar- and Olivier Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Stephen Rea reading The Night Before Christmas and the Arabella Voice Choir.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in sumptuous, glamorous style with Claudia Boyle’s ‘stupendous coloratura sophistication and radiance’ (Neue Musikzeitung) as the internationally acclaimed soprano joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Arabella Voices choir and conductor David Brophy for a festive celebration for all the family.
Claudia will be joined by the brilliant RTÉ National Symphony orchestra and the programme will include: Tchaikovsky Russian Dance (Trepak) from The Nutcracker, Andrew Lloyd Webber Pie Jesu, Hess A Christmas Overture, Gruber Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Adeste Fidelis, Away in a Manger and Williams ‘Somewhere in My Memory’ (Theme from Home Alone).
From the blazing orchestral brilliance of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture and swooning romance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo to emotion-laden operatic jewels by Puccini, Verdi, Gounod and Dvořák, ballet treasures by Tchaikovsky, the loving, luscious Hollywood emotion of John Williams’ score to the festive film fixture Home Alone, seasonal songs and well-loved carols, we guarantee a night to make this year a Christmas to remember.