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Opera Workshop Countess Salon returns to Pery Square

Opera Workshop presents the Countess Salon, a night of opera and musical favourites

Opera Workshop Countess Salon returns to Pery Square

The Countess Salon returns to Limerick and promptly goes on tour!

Opera Workshop are delighted to bring the Countess with her entourage of familiar friends (and enemies) back, to the gorgeous setting of the Georgian Room at the No 1 Pery Square, Hotel, Limerick.

The Countess Salon presented by Opera Workshop

The Countess Salon presented by Opera Workshop

Ever in demand, The Countess will be visiting Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Co Limerick and St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co Kerry in December, bringing a touch of Christmas to her very popular Music Salons with a fine programme of opera, operetta, song and Christmas favourites.

Isabelle de la Rose is a charming, witty, rich and recently widowed Countess who loves to host musical evenings. So popular were her Opera Salon’s in 2017 that she returns to the gorgeous Georgian Drawing Room of No 1. Pery Square, Limerick and you are invited. Or meet this charming lady and her entourage on tour at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock and St John’s Theatre, Listowel in December for a magical Christmas evening.
Meet the Countess’ handsome and devoted nephew, enjoy glorious singing, but watch out for unexpected and unwanted visitors as the Countess’ past threatens to catch up with her. Tensions rise, tempers flare, love is lost and found in what promises to be a glorious evening of classic opera, well-known songs and musical highlights, including those by Puccini, Bizet and Mozart. This is a Salon that does not go smoothly for the Countess in a romantic, nostalgic story of star-crossed lovers, feuding divas and a pushy tiger mama.

The cast includes some of Limerick’s best-known singers, with Sarah-Ellen Murphy, Roisin Walsh, Eve Stafford, Kevin Neville and Catriona Walsh, and piano accompaniment by Irina Dernova. Directed and produced by Shirley Keane.

All three shows at No 1 Pery Square sold out very quickly in 2017 and places are limited.
Happily, the Countess’ Salon has two additional performances in 2018! Book now for the Countess’ Salon performances at the intimate theatre settings at Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock and St John’s Theatre, Listowel, for a very special Christmas evening.

Performance Dates:

No 1 Pery Square:

Sunday 21st October, Sunday 18th November & Sunday 16th December

Friars Gate, Kilmallock:

Friday 14th December

St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre:

Saturday 15th December

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.