SBP Alma Review Another glowing review for The Alma Fetish. Well deserved - a stunning performance by an amazing team. 'Alma (Majellah Cullagh) and Hulda (Daire Halpin) [...] sang superbly. Halpin's high-soaring soprano voice contrasted effectively with Cullagh's luscious timbre and flexibility'. Sunday Business Post 13.10.13
I'm delighted to announce that I will be giving a recital of English song at St Martin in the Fields as part of the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra's new music series on the 17th of December. The concert will take place at lunchtime and feature Adam Johnson on the piano. The programme includes Purcell's The… Continue reading Solo Recital at St Martin in the Fields
The National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Wide Open Opera: cast and creative team of The Alma Fetish (from L-R) Graeme Danby, Daire Halpin, Majella Cullagh, Fergus Sheil, Pauline Bewick, Leigh Melrose, Megan Kennedy, Deirdre Moynihan, Raymond Deane and Gavin Kostick. Working on the world premiere of Raymond Deane's The Alma Fetish was a fabulously exhausting experience.… Continue reading The Alma Fetish – ‘lavish’ and ’emotionally loaded’ Irish Times
A Midsummer Night's Dream was just that, an absolute dream. It was a real privilege to be wandering around the wilds of Norfolk in such glorious weather working with such a wonderful cast and creative team. Singing Tytania, wearing beautiful gowns (created by the endlessly talented Gidon Saks) and cavorting with all manner of beasts (including… Continue reading Summer reviews are in – Daire Halpin ‘welcome on any stage anywhere’!
I am very proud of the work I do with Live Music Now giving concerts for older people and particularly those living with dementia. I was asked to help them make a funding appeal which was broadcast on BBC One on Sunday the 28th of July. It is a deserving charity and the concerts we… Continue reading BBC Lifeline Appeal for Live Music Now
I will be singing the role of Hulda in the world premiere performance of The Alma Fetish by Raymond Deane with Wide Open Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland. This will take place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin on the 17th of September at 8pm. Tickets and further info available here.
I will be singing the role of Tytania (the Queen of the Fairies) in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Yorke Trust as part of the Familiar Field's Festival - a year long programme of events in Suffolk and Norfolk to celebrate Britten's centenary. Directed by Jennifer Hamilton and with costumes and design by… Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Familiar Fields