Monday 17 September 2012

Mark Duff Tenor

Tenor Mark Duff joined us last week to take over the role of Basilio in "Le Nozze di Figaro" giving Dominic the opportunity to prepare his high "Cs"for the Verdi Gala!
Welcome to Glasthule, Mark.

Friday 14 September 2012

1 week to go!!

The excitement is building as we go into the final week of rehearsal. We're surrounded by props and wigs and bum rolls and corsets and the sewing machines are humming away!
The singing is spectacular.

Sunday 9 September 2012

David Scott Baritone

David has been with Glasthule since the beginning and we welcome him back in the role of Antonio in "The Marriage of Figaro" after his successful summer at the Schleswig Holstein Music Academy in Germany.

Sean Kennedy Tenor

This is Sean's debut in a main role! Having sung in the Glasthule Opera Chorus Sean steps out this year in the role Curzio in the "Marriage of Figaro"

Helene Hutchinson Soprano

Helene joins us again this year to sing the role of Barbarina in "The Marriage of Figaro" and some of Verdi's fabulous soprano arias in the Opera Gala.

Dominic McGorian Tenor

Our Basilio in "The Marriage of Figaro" is Dominic McGorian. This fine tenor is well known on concert platforms throughout Ireland and further afield and will toss out the high C's at our Opera Gala!

Brian McIntyre Bass

After singing a terrific Zuniga in "Carmen" in 2010, Brian returns to Glasthule this year to sing the role of Bartolo in "The Marriage of Figaro". Delighted to have you back!

Victoria Massey Mezzo

We welcome Victoria to Glasthule to sing the role of Marcellina in "The Marriage of Figaro" and star in the glittering Opera Gala. She has returned to Dublin having spent many years in Italy singing at the famous La Fenice Opera House in Venice.

Monday 27 August 2012

Raphaela Mangan Mezzo

After her wonderful performance as "Orfeo" in the Gluck in 2010  Raphaela returns to Glasthule to sing her first Cherubino in "The Marriage of Figaro", a role which could be described as having been written for her.  Looking forward to it!

Gavan Ring Baritone

Gavan returns from his summer with Glyndebourne Festival Opera to sing the role of the Count in "The Marriage of Figaro".  A big welcome to him for his first appearance with Glasthule.  Don't miss it - he's terrific!

Saturday 25 August 2012

Katy Kelly Soprano

Katy's stunning "Queen of the Night" for Glasthule last year is still talked about! It will be no surprise to hear that Katy was snapped up by Diva Opera and has spent the last four months on tour singing the part in Britain and France. There's one more to go before she arrives home to start rehearsal for the Countess in "The Marriage of Figaro"

Tuesday 21 August 2012

Brendan Collins Baritone

Glasthule just wouldn't be the same without Brendan! A huge favourite with our audiences, he sings the role of Figaro this year following his previous successes as Germont, Escamillo and Marcello.

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Jennifer Davis Soprano

Jennifer joins Glasthule to sing Susanna in "The Marriage of Figaro" as well as Nanetta in highlights from "Falstaff" ( and more ) in the Opera Gala.
Don't miss this stunning soprano who gave a wonderful recital in the National Concert Hall last week.

2012 News at last!

While the website is being updated here's the programme -

"The Marriage of Figaro"  on Friday September 21st  and  Sunday 23rd at 7.30 pm.  

"Italian Opera Gala - The Magic of Verdi"   on Saturday September 22nd at 7.30 pm

Don't miss Ireland's Brightest Opera Stars  -  Brendan Collins - Katy Kelly - Gavan Ring -
Jennifer Davis - Raphaela Mangan - Victoria Massey - Dominic McGorian - Helene Hutchinson -
Brian McIntyre - Sean Kennedy

Directed by Helene Montague with David Brophy conducting a 26-piece orchestra.

Booking open at  Pavilion Theatre  Tel. 01 2312929 ( no booking fee )

Ticket prices reduced this year and also a very special Early Bird reduction for two weeks -

best seats at Euro 30.00 instead of 37.50.

Monday 27 February 2012


To all our opera-goers - don't miss the World Premiere of a new operatic play "The Weeping Flowers" at Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire March 20th, 21st and 22nd at 8.00pm.

All your favorite arias, ranging from "Nessun Dorma" to "O Mio Babbino Caro", "Un Bel Di", "Habanera", "Largo al Factotem" and lots more, used to tell an entirely new story, fully staged

and starring fresh Irish voices. Visit the website

Sunday 19 February 2012


Auditions for September 2012 production of Verdi's "FALSTAFF" will take place on Thursday March 29th in Dun Laoghaire.

Please email CV to for further details

Thursday 16 February 2012

Glasthule Opera 2012

News at last about our 2012 festival! We are moving from June to September and will continue to present fully-staged opera, promoting Irish singers at the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Watch this space for full details of dates and programme.