Peter Whelan

ECEMF 2021: A Tale of Two Opera Houses

Saturday 9th October, 6pm/8:30pm
Tickets: €18 / €15

Sharon Carty – mezzo soprano

Francesco Giusti – countertenor

Cork Baroque Orchestra, directed by Bridget Cunningham


Bridget Cunningham directs the Cork Baroque Orchestra in Kinsale with acclaimed singers, mezzo Sharon Carty and countertenor Francesco Giusti, singing the divas of rival 18th century opera houses. Exploring the careers of the legendary celebrity singers Senesino and Farinelli, the programme brings the 18th century Royal Academy of Music and the Opera of the Nobility to life. Including works by Handel, Hasse & Porpora, this tale also connects with the 4th Earl of Cork, Richard Boyle whose sponsorship supported many of the operas and singers involved.

Carty approaches it with distinctive and persuasive composure.

The Irish Times

Bridget Cunningham’s engaging and accomplished playing , backed by insightful scholarship…

Preserve Harmony

This concert will also be available as part of East Cork Early Music Online 2021