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Shamus O’Brien, opera by Charles Villiers Stanford

In this, the centenary year of the death of the Irish composer Stanford, we are preparing to perform his comic opera Shamus O’Brien.

The performance will be in the RDS Concert Hall on Sunday 13 October 2024. It will be performed with a full orchestra and complement of soloists, in a concert performance, under the baton of our Music Director John Dexter.

Shamus O’Brien is one of several operas composed by Stanford, and was quite a hit in its day. The plot, based on a libretto by Sheridan Le Fanu, is set in a rural Irish village in the wake of the 1798 rising, and like all good operas involves violence (or the threat of it) and of course romance.

Watch this space for further news about this concert as it emerges!