PRIMA DONNA | NCH

21
/ Apr
Saturday
2018

PRIMA DONNA | NCH

Location
Dublin
Venue
National Concert Hall
Time
8pm
Price
€40, €35, €30 & €25 (Choir Balcony)
Status
ON SALE

A Celebration of the Great Divas of Ballet and Opera
Saturday 21st April, 8.00pm
Starring Sandra Oman (Soprano) and
Monica Loughman (Prima Ballerina)

with
Anastasia Lomachenkova (Prima Ballerina)
Anton Variag Ploom (Prima Ballerina)
Richard Shaffrey (Tenor)
Simon Morgan (Baritone)
John Molloy (Bass)
The Monica Loughman Elite Ballet Company
The Prima Donna Ensemble led by Niall Kinsella.

 

Prima Donna is a joyous celebration of the Great Divas of Ballet and Opera. This must-see performance of 2018 at the National Concert Hall stars two of the finest Irish artists of their generation – Monica Loughman (prima ballerina) and Sandra Oman (soprano). In this very special fusion of the worlds of Ballet and Opera, they interpret the roles synonymous with the Great Divas of the 20th Century – Margot Fonteyn, Pavlova, Ulanova, Zizi Jeanmaire, Renata Tebaldi, Mirella Freni, Joan Sutherland, Maria Callas and Leontyne Price – and perform together, along with their vocal and ballet ensemble, to capture the spirit of that most celebrated of women, the Prima Donna.

Long considered Ireland’s finest international Prima Ballerina, do not miss the opportunity to catch Monica Loughman in a unique and rare public appearance on the Irish stage. Her career has spanned Europe, to the revered ballet stages of Russia. Described as “outstanding” by Opera Now magazine, leading Irish soprano Sandra Oman has more than 40 operatic roles to her credit, two #1 Albums and has performed in opera and concert in the UK, Germany, Poland, Latvia and USA. They are joined by internationally acclaimed ballet dancers Marat Shemiunov of the Mikhailovsky Theater, St. Petersburg, Anastasia Lomachenkova and Anton Ploom of the St. Petersburg Ballet Theater and three of Ireland’s most exciting male opera singers – tenor Richard Shaffrey (Wexford Festival Opera), baritone Simon Morgan (Opera Ireland) and bass John Molloy (Royal Opera House/ENO). The Monica Loughman Elite Ballet Company completes the line-up. The Prima Donna Ensemble is led by the dynamic Vienna-based pianist and conductor Niall Kinsella.

From the great female roles of Mimi (La Bohème), Lucia, Tosca, Scheherazade, Odette (Swan Lake), Antonina (Don Quixote) and Carmen to the inspiring women who interpreted these roles, the Prima Donna will be at the heart and soul of this very special performance.