13 October 2010

O’Sullivan is undoubtedly the Irish superstar of her generation"
The Irish Times

Music Network presents one of Ireland’s finest opera stars, soprano Cara O’Sullivan, on tour from 25 November to 4 December 2010. Prepare for a tour to remember as Cara reveals a more intimate side to her singing with a collection of gorgeous art songs and lieder, accompanied by Ciara Moroney on piano. Music Network tours provide a wonderful opportunity to see some of the world’s foremost musicians at affordable prices in venues around Ireland, and are presented in association with RTÉ lyric fm.  Music Network is funded by the Arts Council. Further information from (01) 671 9429 or
One of Ireland’s leading sopranos, Cara has left the critics scrabbling for superlatives with her passionate performances – the Cincinnati press warned fans during her US debut as Queen of Night that she “practically pulls you from your seat!”

Famed for her sparkling voice, Cara has enraptured audiences in many of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Sydney Opera House, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Opera de Paris and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Her wide-ranging repertoire includes the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, as well as singing solo soprano in choral works such as Handel’s Messiah and Britten’s War Requiem.

For this tour Cara is joined by award-winning Irish pianist Ciara Moroney, who specialises in duo playing including collaborations with Keith Pascoe (violin), Brian O’Kane (cello), and Ian Clarke (flute) among others.
Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation…..H. Purcell (realisation by B. Britten)

Five songs by Schubert
Der Müsensohn…..(Goethe)
An die Musik………(Schober)

Ariettes Oubliées….C. Debussy…..(P. Verlaine)

C’est l’extase
Il pleure dans mon Coeur
L’ombre des arbres
Paysages belges: Cheveax de bois
Aquarelles 1: Green
Aquarelles 2: Spleen

Trí hAmhráin ….A. Fleischmann

Cuatro madrigals amatorios…..J. Rodrigo….(Anon)

¿Con qué la lavaré?
Vos me matásteis
¿De dónde venís, amore?
De los álamos vengo, madre

Three songs by Reynaldo Hahn

Si mes vers avaient des ailes….(V. Hugo)
Quand je fus pris au pavillon…..(C. d’Orleans)
Chloris…..(T. de Viau)

Art songs written by acclaimed operatic composers

Serenade……C. Gounod
Pastorella delle Alpi…..G. Rossini
Vaga Luna……….V. Bellini
La Zingara………G. Donizetti
Lo Spazzacamino…..G. Verdi

On Tour:  Thursday 25th November CORK (Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music, 8pm), Friday 26th November KILLORGLIN (Intermediate School, 8pm), Saturday 27th November BAILE MHUIRNE (Ionad Culturtha, 8:30 pm), Sunday 28th November CLIFDEN (Church of Ireland, 8pm), Monday 29th November CASTLEBAR (Linenhall Arts Centre, 8pm), Wednesday 1st December MULLINGAR (Mullingar Arts Centre, 8pm), Tuesday 2nd December DUN LAOGHAIRE (Pavilion Theatre, 8 pm), Friday 3rd December NAVAN (Solstice Arts Centre, 8pm), Saturday 4th December DUBLIN (State Apartments, Dublin Castle, 8pm).

Music Network Presents

Cara O’Sullivan, soprano
Ciara Moroney, piano

On Tour:  25 November – 5 December 2010

“O’Sullivan is undoubtedly the Irish superstar of her generation.”  The Irish Times

Thursday 25th November CORK
Curtis Auditorium, Cork School of Music, 8 pm
Tickets €20 / €15 / €12 / €10 / €8
Tickets available at the door
Promoted by Cork Orchestral Society

Friday 26th November KILLORGLIN
Intermediate School, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €8 (concession)
Booking Tel. No. 066 9761246
Promoted by Killorglin Arts Festival

Saturday 27th November BAILE MHUIRNE
Ionad Cultúrtha, 8:30 pm
Tickets €20 / €15
Booking Tel. No. 026 45733
Promoted by Ionad Cultúrtha

Sunday 28th November CLIFDEN
Church of Ireland, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel No. 095 21147
Promoted by Clifden Arts Society

Monday 29th November CASTLEBAR
Linenhall Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel No. 094 9023733
Promoted by Linenhall Arts Centre

Wednesday 1st December MULLINGAR
Mullingar Arts Centre, 8 pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel No. 044 9347777
Promoted by Mullingar Arts Centre

Tuesday 2nd December DUN LAOGHAIRE
Pavilion Theatre, 8 pm
Tickets €17 / €15
Booking Tel No. 01 2312929
Promoted by Pavilion Theatre

Friday 3rd December NAVAN
Solstice Arts Centre, 8pm
Tickets €15 / €12
Booking Tel No. 046 9092300    
Promoted by Solstice Arts Centre

Saturday 4th December DUBLIN
State Apartments, Dublin Castle, 8pm
Tickets €20 / €15
Booking Tel No. 01 671 9429 or online at
Promoted by Music Network


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