Accompanied by her festive orchestra Celine will perform popular songs from the world of Opera and Operetta such as O Mio Babbino Caro, Un bel Di from Madame Butterfly and Villia from The Merry Widow along with festive favourites such as the haunting In The Bleak Mid-Winter, O Holy Night and White Christmas (to name but a few). A night of inspirational music, not to be missed.
Celine Byrne is an Irish Soprano who’s compelling and thrilling performances have won her the universal acclaim of audiences and critics across the opera world. A performer of fine lyrical quality and a touching actor, Byrne made her operatic début as Mimi, in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme. In the four seasons that have followed, her reputation and the demand for her tonal beauty and has seen her perform extensively throughout Europe as well as in the United States, China, Russia and Mexico.
Noted for the ease with which she manages to combine power and confidence with delicate and heartfelt intensity, Byrne’s velvety, elegant soprano voice has marked her out for stunning performances as Mimi (La Bohéme), Rusalka (Rusalka), Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly with the Moscow State Opera and most recently Elizabeth (Don Carlo) with Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf.
A frequent concert performer, Celine Byrne is very familiar to both Irish and international audiences. Most recently she performed with José Carreras in Cologne and has performed with many artists including Andrea Bocelli, Nicole Scherzinger, Gavin James, Imelda May and Placid Domingo. National Concert Hall regulars have enjoyed her appearances with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, while her lush tones have filled stages from London’s Royal Albert Hall to New York’s famous Carnegie Hall.
Celine Byrne’s strong, lustrous voice, impressive poise and assured acting ability sees her star continue to brighten. Future operatic engagements include performances as The Mother Abbess in The Sound Of Music at the BGET, Liu (Turandot) in Germany, Tosca with Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) in Tel Aviv and a concert for Cartier in Dubai.
I just finished, what was a wonderful week at the board Gáis energy theatre, singing the role of Mimi in La Bohème. It is such a beautiful opera and one that is very close to my heart as is my favourite role and also it was the role in which I made my operatic debut in 2012.
My husband Charlie and I went to see La Boheme on 30th Nov It was an enchanting performance by The Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow but the outstanding star of the show for us was our own Soprano Celine Byrne. What a super voice and she played the role of Mimi so well. We look forward to seeing her perform soon again.
Anne – Kilkenny
In the opera, Puccini takes achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.Some human emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music.
La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express.