Opera in the Park

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As part of its on-going success in outdoor opera, Dublin City Council is introducing a new series of operatic performances for the month of June in Merrion Square Park.  ‘Opera in the Park’ will showcase 4 fantastic concerts, with performances taking  place  at 1 p.m. each Friday in June starting on the 7th June with La Bohéme. On Fri. 21st June the performance will take place at 8 p.m. celebrating Midsummer.

‘Opera in the Park’ is an initiative of Dublin City Council as part of its remit to animate the city with the best of art and culture.  These performances are also supported by Failte Ireland to promote the cultural interests in this part of Georgian Dublin to visitors.

Speaking on the performances, Ray Yeates, Arts Officer with Dublin City Council said “Dublin City Council's Opera in the Open performances over the last few years have become a fixture in the Dublin's cultural calendar   This year, throughout the month of June we are proud to announce a new series of ‘Opera in the Park’ performances in Merrion Square featuring three lunch time concerts and one evening concert focusing on Midsummer.  Our usual annual ‘Opera in the Open’ will of course return for the month of August.   All Welcome!.” 

Admission is free and booking is not necessary.

For full program details see: http://bit.ly/11rmGKJ

Details correct at time of print, programme subject to change.

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For further information contact:

Dublin City Council Media Relations Office T. (01) 222 2170

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