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JUST A SONG AT TWILIGHT Irish Melodies (29.6.17)

The 2017 Trieste Joyce School

Giovedì 29 June 2017 – Ore 20.00 – Auditorium del Museo Revoltella

Irish Melodies

Lisa Lambe (soprano)

Simon Morgan (baritono),

Special guest Noel O’Grady (tenore)

La guida allo spettacolo, a cura di John McCourt sarà in lingua inglese

Il programma comprende una selezione di musiche popolari che ricoprono un ruolo centrale negli scritti di James Joyce, quali le classiche Melodie Irlandesi del poeta, commediografo e attore irlandese Thomas Moore (1779-1852) tra cui le famosissime “Oft in the stilly night”, “The Last Rose Of Summer”, “The Meeting of the Waters”, and “The West’s Awake”, ma anche brani dal Music Hall come “My Girl’s a Yorkshire Girl”, o la ballata religiosa vittoriana “The Holy City”, l’immortale canzone di William Michael Balfe “I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls”, e infine la canzone preferita da Joyce “Love’s Old Sweet Song”.

Trieste Summer School Concert – Programma – (circa 1 ora e 10/15mins)

Oft in the stilly night, Thomas Moore (Simon Morgan)

Last Rose Of Summer, Thomas Moore (Lisa Lambe)

The Old Folks at home, Stephen Foster (Simon Morgan)

My Girl’s a Yorkshire Girl, C.W. Murphy and Dan Lipton (Lisa Lambe)

The Holy City, Michael Maybrick and Frederic Weatherly (Simon Morgan)

Snow (read) into the ballad of Michael Fury (Lisa Lambe)

The West’s Awake, Thomas Moore (Simon Morgan)

Golden Hair (read) into Donnycarney (new composition with Joyce words)

Finnegan’s Wake, traditional (Simon Morgan)

I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls, William Michael Balfe (Lisa Lambe)

The Meeting of the Waters, Thomas Moore (Simon Morgan)

The Foggy Dew, Canon Charles O’Neill (Lisa Lambe)

Lass Of Aughrim, traditional (Noel O’Grady)

Love’s Old Sweet Song, J.L. Molloy and G. Clifton Bingham (Lisa Lambe and Chorus)

Gli artisti:

 is a leading Irish singer and actress. A former member of the ensemble Celtic Woman, her career encompasses theatre, film, television, radio, and live performance and she has toured widely both as a member of Celtic Woman and as a celebrated solo artist. She recorded her debut solo album, Hiding Away, in Nashville in 2014. A regular soloist with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, her vocal roles include The Shaughraun directed by John McColgan (under the Musical Direction of David Downes; at The Abbey Theatre), The Wiremen by Shay Healy (The Gaiety Theatre), and Sweeney Todd (The Gate Theatre). She was nominated for a Best Actress Award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards for her performance in the lead role of Philomena O Shea in Rough Magic’s musical Improbable Frequency, where she performed at The Edinburgh Theatre Festival, in Torun (Poland), and in Dublin.

is a leading baritone. His operatic roles include Ipparco in Cavalli’s L’Egisto, Cox in Sullivan’s Cox and Box, and Belcore in L’Elisir D’Amore, at the National Concert Hall of Ireland; Marcello in La Bohème with Loughcrew Opera; Silvio in I Pagliacci with Wonderland Productions; Aeneas In The Cork Opera House Production of Dido and Aeneas. At Dublin’s Gate Theatre, Simon played the Role of Antony in their acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Winner of best Opera Production at the Irish Theatre Awards). He has performed with orchestra, as a soloist, in Ireland and the UK, Schubert and Haydn Masses, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio, and various Cantatas, the Mozart Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio De Noel, the Chitchester Psalms by Bernstein and the Baritone Solo in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. Simon has also performed as Onassis in Casta Diva: The Maria Callas Story with Regina Nathan, a show that has sold out on each occasion it has been held. He has toured regularly with the Drawing Room Opera Company, performed with Opera Ireland in Boris Godonov, Aida, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, The Flying Dutchman, The Silver Tassie, and Carmen, has recorded extracts from Mirandolina by Bohuslav Martinu for Wexford Festival Opera. Simon has also toured with Riverdance, and recorded on albums for James Galway and Phil Coulter.

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