Waterford Music is delighted to bring you the voices of celebrated local musicians Róisín O'Grady (soprano) & Bridget Knowles (mezzo-soprano), accompanied on piano by Deirdre Collins, at the Large Room, City Hall, Waterford on Thursday 28 March at 7:30 pm where they will perform a selection of vocal duets and solos by Purcell, Mozart, Fauré, Strauss, Schubert and much more!
Tickets €17 / €15 (conc.) / €5 (students) on the door. www.waterford-music.org
Soprano Roisin O’Grady has performed with orchestras and choral societies throughout Ireland including the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. She is a member of the early music duo tonos who performed in the John Field Room, NCH and was broadcast in concert by Lyric FM. Recitals include the Hugh Lane Gallery Concert Series, Dublin International Organ Festival and Galway Cathedral Recital Series. Festival performances include Galway, East Cork, Ardee and Sligo Baroque Festivals, Kilkenny Arts Festival, West Cork Chamber Music and Gŵyl Gregynog Festivals.
Mezzo-soprano Bridget Knowles has graced many top national and international stages including the National Concert Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Händel-Halle in Germany. She has performed with Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and has worked with such conductors as Sir Charles Mackerras, Alessandro Anissimov William Christie, and Prionnsias O’Duinn. Having studied at UCC, the Cork School of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and the National Opera Studio in London, she is currently researching Handel’s operatic contralto roles and is a lecturer in the Department of Creative and Performing Arts at WIT.
Waterford native, Deirdre Collins, enjoys a busy teaching and accompanying career in CIT Cork School of Music, as well as freelance work as a repetiteur, musical director and concert/theatre producer. She has worked with a wide range of instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs, and has performed as a soloist around Ireland and in the Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York. She is the chairperson of Cork Operatic Society, manager of the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra, and course co-ordinator of the new BA in Musical Theatre at CIT Cork School of Music.