International Opera Star to perform Midsummer Concert in Bessbrook

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Friday, June 14th, 2013
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For ten years now Newry Chamber Music has been bringing the highest quality Professional Classical Music concerts to local audiences. Artists have included the world renowned Brodsky Quartet and X Factor Star Rhydian Roberts before anyone knew his name. On 18th June NCM are delighted to add to this legacy by presenting one of the brightest young stars on the International Opera Scene. The Concert will take place in the beautiful Friends Meeting House in Bessbrook at 8pm Irish soprano, Celine Byrne, has been making her mark on both the operatic and concert stages throughout the world with performance débuts at Carnegie Hall and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Her appearances at such houses and others including, the National Concert Hall, Dublin, the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow, National Grand Theatre, Beijing and Berliner Philharmonie have been greeted with enthusiastic acclaim by her audiences. “She has presence, a powerful and flexible voice, and the intelligence to understand how music and words work together” – The Irish Times gushed. Celine has become familiar to international audiences thanks to her collaboration with world-renowned tenors José Carreras, Roberto Alagna and Joseph Calleja. Together with Carreras, Celine has graced stages in Rotterdam, Linköping, Malmö, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Munich, Tecklenburg, Berlin, Nürnberg, Hamburg, Zagreb, Zadar and Ljubljana. Her musical partnership with Roberto Alagna has seen her in concert in Russia’s two major artistic centers; Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow and at the famous Mikhailovsky (Mussorgsky) Theater, St Petersburg while her performances with Joseph Calleja have brought her to Istanbul. Celine has given public performances for such luminaries as President Obama, Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former Presidents Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese. She has also had the pleasure of performing privately for Presidents, Ambassadors and other foreign dignitaries throughout the world. Celine has performed at festivals including the Wexford Fringe Festival, Lyric Opera Dublin, The Anna Livia Opera Festival, Central European Music Festival, St. Moritz Arts Masters and Musical Olympus Festival in St. Petersburg amongst others. The concert in Bessbrook is part of Newry Chamber Music’s 2013 season and will also feature NCM Co-Director David Quigley on piano. Commenting on the forthcoming event, David said, “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for our dedicated local audience to witness and hear one of the most outstanding talents on the Classical Music Scene. “Not only does Celine Byrne possess a wonderful voice and spell-binding stage presence but she has a warm and engaging personality which make audiences the world over fall in love with her.” Tickets for the concert can be booked through Newry Chamber Music’s website or by calling 028 30830482. Patrons are advised to book in advance as this is expected to be a sell out event.
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