Celebrate the new year in the style of Strauss and romantic Vienna

Music-lovers in the Midlands can enjoy the Viennese Strauss Gala experience without having to go any further than the Mullingar Arts Centre this January 20.

All the romance and nostalgia of the ballrooms of old Vienna will be presented in A Viennese Strauss Gala. This beautifully-crafted production is cleverly choreographed, tastefully costumed and magnificently sung.

Reminiscent of a bygone age of glamorous soirées and Strauss waltzes, A Viennese Strauss Gala features highlights from some of the great operettas of the Strauss family, Kálmán and Lehár; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow, A Night in Venice, and many more.

The European Orchestral Ensemble will accompany soloists with experience gained from several major opera companies; including Opera North, English National Opera, and D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.

Originally arranged by Matthew Freeman, conductor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and now in its seventh sell-out year, this exquisite production is back by popular demand with a brand new repertoire.

Internationally-acclaimed soprano, Maria Kesselman, trained at the Arts Educational School, The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and The Royal College of Music. Maria maintains a varied performing career spanning musical theatre, theatre, opera, concert, recording, cabaret ,and dance. Maria is also an established concert performer, giving solo performances at venues across the UK, including The Royal Albert Hall.

Amanda Watsham is another versatile soprano, much sought-after in several different areas of the performing arts. Amanda is also much in demand for concert recitals and has worked as a guest soloist at prestigious venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Central Hall.

Performing alongside Maria and Amanda are British tenors Stephen John Davis and Peter Wilman.

A Viennese Strauss Gala will be presented at the Mullingar Arts Centre for one night only, on Sunday January 20 at 8pm. Tickets are priced at €17/€15 from the box office.

For more information vcall (044 ) 9347777.


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