Sunday 19 June 2011

Full house for "The Magic Flute"

Last night a full house at the Pavilion Theatre enjoyed the hilarious production of "The Magic Flute" by Ian Walsh - a new take on Mozart´s masterpiece. The music and singing under conductor, Andrew Synnott were an absolute joy.

Last chance tonight  to see the final performance of the highly-acclaimed "La Traviata". There are a few seats left.
See clips of Friday´s performance on YouTube. Just click on Videos on our homepage!

Friday 17 June 2011

Magic Flute opening night!!

Ian Walsh´s hilarious production of Mozart´s most popular opera "The Magic Flute" had it´s opening performance last night at the Pavilion. Not just funny, this production has some wonderful singing from our young Irish singers. Only one more performance -  tomorrow Saturday at 7.30pm. Don´t miss it! Catch a clip on YouTube.

Thursday 16 June 2011


Standing ovation!

The cast of "La Traviata" at the Pavilion Theatre last night received a standing ovation from an audience overcome with surprise and delight at the superb quality of every aspect of the production. A triumphant return to his native city after more than a decade for Lyric Tenor Donal J. Byrne who has been busy singing in the opera houses of Europe, most recently n La Scala Milan.
Another triumph for Soprano Sinead Campbell Wallace who made her debut as Violetta last night. A proud night for Glasthule Opera as no doubt this will be the first of many for Sinead.
Completing the trio of principals, one of Glasthule's favourites Cork Baritone Brendan Collins gave one of his finest performances as Germont.

See a clip of last night's stunning performance on YouTube. Click the link on our website.

Wednesday 15 June 2011

YouTube clips!

Look at our new YouTube clips - Great singing from Katy Kelly, Aaron Cawley and the Glasthule Opera Chorus and Orchestra

Monday 13 June 2011

Opera in the Park

On Sunday June 5th some of the cast sang a short programme of favourite arias in the People´s Park, Dun Laoghaire to a large and very appreciative audience.

Yesterday, for the repeat performance it was "Opera in the RAIN!" But, they gave it their best with everyone sheltering under brollies. The singing was superb and much appreciated. Some pics on Facebook.

Only the Dress Rehearsals to go now before the first performances of "La Traviata" on Wednesday and "The Magic Flute" on Thursday.

Tuesday 31 May 2011

2011 Festival lifts off!!

The singers, conductors and directors have gathered from Dublin, Cork, Tyrone, Wicklow, Dun Laoghaire, Milan, London, Brussels, Birr and places in between. Rehearsals are in full swing and the excitement is building.

Look out for our FAB ads on the bus shelters and come to the People´s Park in Dun Laoghaire for free Opera bites on Sundays June 5th and 12th from 2.00 - 3.00.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Summer Nights at the Opera

To Opera lovers in North Wales...

Visit the historic and picturesque borough of Dún Laoghaire, 5 miles from Dublin, with some of the best Victorian Architecture in the world to see two of the world’s favourite operas presented by dlr Glasthule Opera, Ireland’s newest opera festival.

‘La Traviata’ – Verdi & Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’
June 15th-19th 2011 at 7:30pm, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire

Tel: +353 (0) 1 231 2929
tickets: €45.00

Getting to Dún Laoghaire is very easy by car or as a foot passenger. Take the Stenaline ferry from Holyhead and step off at Dún Laoghaire, right in front of the Pavillion Theatre.

The following hotels have special rates during Glasthule Opera Festival...

The Royal Marine 4* (beside the theatre)
+353 (0) 1 2300030

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 4* (5 min. drive – free shuttle service to and from theatre)
+353 (0) 1 230 5400

The Kingston Hotel 2* (on seafront 4 min. walk)
+353 (0) 1 2801810

The Ferry Port and Pavilion Theatre are situated in the heart of Dún Laoghaire close to many local amenities – the famous pier, the James Joyce Tower in Sandycove, the Maritime Museum, open-air Markets, Heritage sites, coastal walks, restaurants, shopping, and the Dart (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) which takes you to Dublin city in 20 minutes.

Further information – email +353 (0)86 888 1924

dlr Glasthule Opera is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council


'2019 Opera Gala - Friday, 14th June 2019 Pavilion Theatre' 

June, 14th at 7.30 pm Pavilion Theatre. Click here to book or telephone 01 2312929. Tickets 27.50 and  25 euro.


Some of our past events have included:-

June Glasthule Opera Festival - David Brophy conducts the singers and orchestra in an evening full of Mozart's sublime melodies with Rossini and Donizetti providing fun and virtuosity.

September Glasthule Opera Festival- Join four of our internationally known singers Jennifer Davis, Kate Allen, John Molly and tenor Owen Gilhooly with pianist Mairead Hurley for highlights from the favourite operas of Mozart, Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Bellini and Gounod.

September Glasthule Opera Festival is all about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in an evening of some of his best-loved music from the da Ponte trilogy - The Marriage of Figaro - Cosi Fan Tutte - Don Giovanni!  A cast of Ireland's finest singers and conductor David Brophy.

September Glasthule Opera Festival - A spectacular triple bill of fun-filled Opera sung in English!  The programme included three sparkling operas SUSANNA'S SECRET (IS SHE FAITHFUL?) - WOLF-FERRARI - LE 66 (IS IT THE WINNING NUMBER?) - OFFENBACH - A HAND OF BRIDGE (ARE THEIR MINDS ON THE CARDS?) - BARBER. A cast of Ireland's finest singers, conductor David Brophy and director Helene Montague.

Summer Opera Gala - Opera for a Summer Night - all about flowers, fragrance, moonlight, meditation, passion, love and of course fun!  The programme included well-loved selections from CARMEN - THAIS - THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - RUSALKA - LAKME - EUGENE ONEGIN - PORGY AND BESS and SWEENEY TODD.

Opera Gala - Ireland's brightest opera stars in highlights from Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte, Carmen, The Pearl Fishers, The Barber of Seville and Operetta favourites from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and the Land of Smiles.

The Marriage of Figaro
The Magic of Verdi

La Traviata
The Magic Flute

Orfeo Ed Euridice

La Boheme - Puccini
The Wandering Scholar - Gustav Holst
Riders to the Sea - Vaughan Williams

La Traviata
The Magic Flute