Classical Notes: Irish Youth Opera prepares to take its bow with Britten's Rape of Lucretia

The debate about opera in Ireland has long been dominated by what the country does not have - a national opera company or an opera house in Dublin.

8th June, 2014
Ross Scanlon, Rory Musgrave, Christopher Cull and Gyula Nagy of Irish Youth Opera will appear in its production of The Rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten this autumn.

The debate about opera in Ireland has long been dominated by what the country does not have - a national opera company or an opera house in Dublin. We are starting with what we do have, an abundance of gifted young singers.''

This was the mission statement by Paul McNamara, the finest Irish tenor of his generation, at the launch of Irish Youth Opera, a new company aimed at furthering the careers of leading...

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