Event: CIT Cork School of Music presents Mozart’s “Marriage Of Figaro”
Friday, 10 January 2014
The first major opera production at CIT Cork School of Music, Mozart’s most popular opera, “The Marriage of Figaro”, will bring together an electric combination of staff and student performers, along with guest professional soloists and a terrific local production team. “The Marriage of Figaro” will take place on January 10th, 11th & 12th in the Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music.
Making her home debut as Susanna is one of Europe’s finest principal coloratura sopranos, Kim Sheehan, originally from Crosshaven in Co. Cork. She has been taking the international opera world by storm over the past couple of years. Kim is joined by CIT staff members: Mary Hegarty, in her first performance in the role of Countess Almaviva and Robert Craig as Basilio.
The Count is played by another Cork export, baritone Joe Corbett, who is currently enrolled on the CIT CSM Masters in Performance Degree Programme. Figaro himself is guest professional Marc Callahan, currently working at the Royal Opera House, and the cast is filled with students from the music and theatre degree courses at CIT CSM.
As Ireland’s largest conservatory of music and drama CIT Cork School of Music can assemble a complete opera orchestra to fully realise the composer’s musical vision – neatly incorporating pianist Ciara Moroney to accompany the recitative on one of the School’s signature Steinways. Theatre Lecturer, and award-winning costumier, Lisa Zagone is designing the production which is put together and conducted by John O’Connor. “The Marriage of Figaro” will be performed in English.
“The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte runs at CIT Cork School of Music Curtis Auditorium, 10th, 11th & 12th January, 7:30 pm. Tickets €25, €20 concessions From Pro Musica, Oliver Plunkett St, CSM General Office, CIT Arts Office or online in advance from events.cit.ie