AboutIn eight short films created by Northern Ireland Opera and Causeway Pictures, visit stunning locations across the country, showcased with songs performed by six opera singers from across the island of Ireland, all of whom are past finalists or winners of the Glenarm Festival of Voice.
The songs you’ll hear range from traditional airs to contemporary songs including works by Neil Hannon of ‘The Divine Comedy’ and Duke Special.
Locations and landscapes featured, with spectacular drone imagery, are the Marble Arch Caves, Belfast’s Maritime Mile, OM Dark Sky Park and Beaghmore Stone Circles, the Ulster American Folk Park, Enniskillen Castle, Armagh Robinson Library, the Armagh Cider Company and Ballintoy Harbour with a particular focus for this series on counties Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone.
You can watch the new series on our YouTube channel, with a new film released each Thursday from 13th May to 1 July at 8pm via www.niopera.com/c/northernirelandopera, our website www.niopera.com and our social media channels.
May 13th, ‘A River Runs Beneath’ by Duke Special and Andrew Doyle, filmed on the Maritime Mile and Titanic Slipways, Belfast
May 20th ‘Then You’ll Remember Me’ by Michael William Balfe filmed in Marble Arch Caves, County Fermanagh
May 27th ‘Oft In The Stilly Night’ by Thomas Moore, filmed at the OM Dark Sky Park and Beaghmore Stone Circles, County Tyrone
June 3rd ‘The Gentle Maiden’ by Sir Harold Boulton filmed at the Ulster American Folk Park, County Tyrone
June 10th ‘The Lark in the Clear Air’ by Sir Samuel Ferguson filmed at the Armagh Cider Company, County Armagh
June 17th ‘The Bard of Armagh’ by Herbert Hughes filmed at the Armagh Robinson Library, County Armagh
June 24th ‘Méilte Cheann Dubhrann’ arranged by Neil Martin filmed at Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim
July 1st ‘Sunrise’ by Neil Hannon, filmed at Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh