Classical Notes: Short operas focus on three deadly sins

Short operas have a fascination and character of their own and inevitably go down well with audiences of an eclectic nature.

23rd March, 2014
Sarah Shine: the 18-year-old soprano will perform in the short opera Jephte by Giacomo Carissimi.

Short operas have a fascination and character of their own and inevitably go down well with audiences of an eclectic nature. If you doubt this then just check with Wexford Festival Opera, which expanded its ShortWorks afternoon programme in recent years because of increased demand.

In Dublin, a very exciting development took place last year in the area of short operas through a partnership between the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Lir Academy...

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