Forum for an alternative Belfast

Out to Lunch with NI Opera – 2013

Out to Lunch with NI Opera – 2013

Venue: The Black Box, Belfast
Date & Time: 22 January, 13:00pm
Tickets: £6.00 (includes Lunch)

The performance at the Out to Lunch Festival is the 5th collaboration between NI Opera and the Forum for Alternative Belfast.

The two organisations came together on Culture Night 2011 and performed exerpts from The Barber of Seville in the Tivoli Barbershop (see The Barber of Seville – Culture Night 2011 for more details)
in Lower Garfield Street, Belfast drawing attention to the blight and neglect of this beautiful curved listed red brick building dating from 1890.
The Forum continue to lobby the owners and relevant government agencies for the immediate repair of the building and the long term security of the
Tivoli Barber Shop which has been in the same family business in this location since 1936.

Anyone who has seen Peter Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus, or the Oscar–winning movie of the same name, will know that behind the refined veneer of 18th century opera lies numerous stories of intrigue, seething jealousy and sabotage.
Join NI Opera for a fascinating look at the hidden underbelly of opera. Featuring stunning music by Handel, Mozart, JC Bach and Nicola Porpora, this Out to Lunch concert will take you behind the scenes and into the darker corners of the opera world.
Introducing three great young opera talents; Soprano Laura Sheerin from Derry, baritone Aaron O’Hare from Co. Down, and mezzo–soprano Laura Murphy from Wexford are all current members of NI Opera’s Young Artists’ Programme.Mark Chambers, Vocal Facilitator of the programme, will provide the background context, and Gail Evans will accompany the singers.

Sex, subterfuge and snuff – the perfect ingredients for a lunchtime concert!