Kelli Ann Masterson and Conor McCarthy for Music for Wexford

Kelli Ann Masterson and Conor McCarthy for Music for Wexford

Saturday, 22 June 2024, 8.00pm
Added by bethmcninch

Folk and Fairytale

Kelli-Ann Masterson – Soprano

Conor McCarthy – Pianist

Aria: Le fee’s aria from Cendrillon (Viardot)


We hat dies Liedlein erdacht (Mahler)

Die Lorelei (Liszt)

Aria: Song to the Moon from Rusalka (Dvorak)

Yeats in song:

1. Salley Gardens (Clarke)

2. Cloths of Heaven (Dunhill)

3. Lake Isle of Innisfree (Lehmann)

Aria: Vilia from The Merry Widow (Lehar)

Le filles de Cadix (Delibes)


Aria: I flew high in my dreams from Alice in Wonderland (Todd)

The Fairy Tailor – Michael Head

The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby - arr. Herbert Hughes

Piano Solo: Woodbrook (Ó Súilleabháin)

She moved through the Fair - Trad

Avenging and Bright arr. Britten

Silent Oh Moyle arr. Beethoven

Piano Solo: Beauty and the Beast prologue – Alan Menken

Feed the Birds – Sherman & Sherman

Popular – Stephen Schwarz

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen

Kelli-Ann Masterson is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BMus.Ed.) and TU Dublin, formerly DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama (MMus). Kelli-Ann is an alumna of both the ABL aviation Irish National Opera studio 2019-2021 and Northern Ireland opera studio 2018-2019. Kelli-Ann is a current Cara O Sullivan Associate Artist for Cork Opera House.

2023 engagements include: Norina in Don Pasquale for Irish National Opera, Sharon Graham in Masterclass by Terence McNally for Smock Alley Theatre, Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard with the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company at the Buxton International Festival, Pamina in Die Zauberflote for Cork Opera House and Elena in the world premiere of Elena e Gerardo for Random Opera Company in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Notable opera engagements include: Semele in Handel’s Semele (Best Opera Irish Times Theatre Awards 2022); Vespetta in Telemann’s Pimpinone and Duchess/Bottle in Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for Opera Collective Ireland; Marzelline in Beethoven’s Fidelio and soloist in Ghost Apples for Irish National Opera; Amor in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, and La Fée in Viardot’s Cendrillon at Wexford Festival Opera.

Her numerous concert engagements include Handel’s Messiah at the National Concert Hall with the RTE Concert Orchestra and her recent debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as a soloist in their 2023 summer concert, which was broadcast live on RTE Lyric FM.

Kelli-Ann is the current Bernadette Greecy Bursary recipient from NCH, she was a finalist in the 2022 BA Lirica International Voice Competition, Italy, winner of the Dramatic Cup at Feis Ceoil and both the PwC bursary for an emerging Irish artist and the Liam Healy bursary at Wexford Festival Opera.

Conor McCarthy is a Limerick-born pianist and musical director based in Wexford, Ireland. Conor holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree (B.Mus.Ed) from both Trinity College Dublin and DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama as well as holding Diplomas in Piano Performance with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (LRSM) and the London College of Music (ALCM).

Conor is heavily involved in musical theatre and actively works as a musical director and pit musician with many musical societies and schools across the south-east area. Conor is currently musical director with Gorey Musical Society, Carnew Musical Society and North Wexford Musical Theatre.

In 2022 Conor was an AIMS nominee for best musical director for Gorey Musical Society’s production of West Side Story.

Conor co-founded the group North Wexford Musical Theatre. They were delighted to be one of the first companies to stage a production in front of a live audience after the pandemic, earning an AIMS special adjudicator award for their production of [Title of Show].

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