With a variety of recognisable works – as well as some not so hummable – the four artists seemed to wow the capacity audience. Sung, acted and introduced confidently and with a nice touch of humour. Not content with the three female singers from NI Opera, the baritone even stepped off stage to serenade some ladies in the audience. What is the operatic term for ‘Jack the lad’?!
(NI Opera’s are performing Turn of the Screw in Newtownabbey, Coleraine, Omagh and The Lyric in March.)
While a complete opera might be too long and heavy for a lunchtime, the bitesize chunks NI Opera’s young stars served up were very palatable … much like the pork stew included in the £6 lunchtime ticket price!
There are still another five days of the festival before Sean and the team can stop and relax. While quite a few of the remaining shows are sold out, tickets are still available for a few …