SHOW: 8PM SHARP
World famous tenor Plácido Domingo January 17th, 2016.
IRISH MEZZO SOPRANO RACHEL KELLY TO JOIN
PLACIDO DOMINGO AT 3ARENA ON
17TH JANAURY 2016
Live In Concert
Featuring Angel Blue, Micaela Oueste and RTE Concert Orchestra
***Tickets on sale (from €86.50)***
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Irelands newest opera star, mezzo soprano Rachel Kelly, has just been announced to appear with Maestro Placido Domingo for his upcoming rare live performance at Dublin’s 3Arena on January 17th 2016. Rachel will join already confirmed opera superstars Angel Blue and Micaela Oeste who will be accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra.
When mezzo-soprano Rachel Kelly was a baby, a gypsy woman called to her parents' house and told the fortune of her mother, the renowned pianist Una Hunt. She was very accurate in what she said about Una, and told her that Rachel would grow up to be a famous musician on the international stage. The fortune tellers’ prediction seems set to be proven correct when Rachel appears alongside Placido Domingo in front of a packed 3Arena on January 17th next.
Rachel has already performed once alongside the world’s most famous Tenor when she played Pisana to Mastro Domingo’s Francesco Foscari in Verdi’s I Due Foscari at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden which was relayed live into cinemas worldwide in October 2014. Edward Bhesania, writing for The Stage, notes that “Rachel Kelly makes a big impression in her small role as Lucretia’s confidante.”
Her small role as Lucreita’s confidante will certainly play second fiddle to her centre stage appearance at Domingo’s side in January. Rachel’ mother, well known Pianist Una Hunt, says Rachel’s invitation to play such a pivotal role in Irelands most important concert of 2016 is the best Christmas present they could be given and the whole family are looking forward to the evening.
With a programme which includes Arias from Carmen and La Traviata along with classics from musical theatre such as West Side Story and The Wizard of Oz the evening is sure to have the audience at the edge of their chairs.
World famous tenor Plácido Domingo will make his long awaited return to Ireland on Sunday 17th of January 2016 to perform in Dublin’s 3Arena. Mr Domingo will be accompanied by conductor Eugene Kohn, operatic performers Angel Blue, Micaela Oueste and now Irish, set to be superstar, Rachel Kelly accompanied by the RTE Concert Orchestra with a few very special surprises on the night and birthday
celebrations for Maestro Domingo.
Tickets will be priced from €86.50, are available at Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Plácido Domingo, “the King of Opera,” “a true renaissance man in music,” and “thegreatest operatic artist of modern times.” Newsweek
Maestro Domingo’s last performance in Ireland was in March 2004 and his return has been most welcomed. He is recognised, not only as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, but also as a respected conductor. He will turn seventy-four in January 2016, but his gifts and energy remain undiminished. Domingo’s vocal repertoire encompasses 145 stage roles – a number unmatched by any other celebrated opera singer in history. He has won eleven Grammy Awards, two Latin Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year in 2010 and many
more including Medals of Honour, Doctorates, lifelong achievement, commitment and contribution to music awards plus the Birgit Nilsson Prize (at one million dollars, the most generous prize in the world of classical music) for his outstanding achievements in opera.
In 1990, Domingo and his colleagues José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti spontaneously formed the Three Tenors, which then performed from time to time with enormous success all over the world and attracted many new fans to opera. As of 2015, Domingo has been singing leading roles for 54 years in more than 3,800 performances – 700 of them at the Met alone! But there are no signs of slowing down: his preliminary schedule from July 2014 through June 2015 includes 47 performances in seven leading opera roles, five in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda, 13 in concerts, and four conducting appearances – all of this in 17 different cities in 13 countries on four continents. And he continues to carry out multiple duties as General Director of Los Angeles Opera and the driving force behind Operalia.
Placido Domingo’s show at Dublin’s 3Arena will feature operatic classics, popular arias, Latin and Theatrical greats. This is a unique opportunity to see such a legendary artist in one of Europe’s best concert venues. A show not to be missed!
Tickets will be priced from €86.50 are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Sun 17th January 2016