Castleconnell Concert Series | Victoria Massey and Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagáin

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Updated: July 26th, 2018

Limerick Arts Office presents

Victoria Massey (Mezzo Soprano) and Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagáin (Piano)

Introduced by Liz Nolan, RTE Lyric FM


All Saints Church, Castleconnell | Tue, Sept 25th | 8pm

Tickets will be available on the door this evening

Standard Ticket €15 | Concession €10 | Student/Senior/Group of 5+ €5

* Online pre-booking recommended

** Buy a ticket to any two shows in the series, on-line, for the special price of €25

From page boy to seductress, the diversity of the operatic Mezzo Soprano is explored during the programme for the evening.


Handel                    Ombra mai fu (Xerses)

Handel                    Iris, hence away (Semele)

Purcell                     Dido’s Lament (Dido & Aeneas)

Mozart                     Voi che sapete (The Marriage of Figaro)

Mozart                     Non so più (The Marriage of Figaro)

Rossini                    Una Voce poco fa (The Barber of Seville)

Donizetti                 Il segreto per esser felici (Lucrezia Borgia)

Strauss                     Ich lade gern (Die Fledermaus)


Bizet                           Habanera (Carmen)

Bizet                           Seguidille (Carmen)

Massenet                 Va! laisse couler mes larmes (Werther)

Saint-Saëns             Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix (Samson et Dalila)

Tchaikovsky            Pauline’s aria (Pique Dame)

Gershwin                  Summertime (Porgy and Bess)

Menotti                      Lullaby (The Consul)

Bernstein                  I am easily assimilated (Candide)

As one of Ireland’s leading mezzo-sopranos, Victoria Massey commands an eclectic vocal repertoire spanning the genres of opera, oratorio, art song, and musical theatre. The Dublin-born singer has enchanted audiences of the finest opera houses in Europe with her engaging interpretation of roles from the manuscripts of Steffani, Mozart, Busoni, Gounod, Richard Strauss, Britten, Wagner and Balfe. A former student of the Hochschule Mozarteum in Salzburg and a first-class honours graduate of the Masters in Performance Programme at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Massey’s vocal talents have garnered recognition from prestigious musical bodies such as Ireland’s Feis Ceoil, Italy’s C.A Seghizzi International Choral Singing Competition, and the Lombard and Ulster Bursary Award. Her voice can be heard on a number of RTÉ lyric fm recordings.
Pádhraic Ó Cuinneagáin received his early music education at the Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) and the Schola Cantorum, St. Finian’s College, Mullingar. He later completed undergraduate studies at UCD and postgraduate studies at NUI Maynooth. He is currently a lecturer of piano and academic studies at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, where he has roles as programme co-ordinator for the BMus, BMusEd and MMus (Performance) programmes.  He has performed across Ireland and abroad as soloist, in partnership with prominent singers and instrumentalists, and as accompanist and in chamber music.


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