I had a ball performing with Les Bougies Baroques at Wilton's Music Hall last Thursday. In spite of a tube strike we had a fantastic audience and everyone had a brilliant time - even the reviewers! The Guardian said it was 'great fun and hugely enjoyable' and that 'Halpin and Manifold steal the show with their arias,… Continue reading Four Star Reviews for Il Parnaso Confuso!
I'm delighted to announce that I will sing the role of Apollo in Gluck's rarely performed Il Parnaso Confuso at Wilton's Music Hall, London on 6th of August. The orchestra will be Les Bougies Baroques under the baton of Ian Peter Bugeja. The piece was composed for the sisters of Marie Antoinette to sing as… Continue reading Il Parnaso Confuso, Wilton’s Music Hall, 6.8.15
I am thrilled to be singing at a special breakfast at the Irish Embassy in London to celebrate Bloomsday 2015. Ambassador Dan Mulhall traditionally hosts a Bloomsday breakfast on the 16th of June and this year he is combining it with 'Yeatsday' to celebrate the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats. Guests will read from Ulysses… Continue reading Bloomsday at the Irish Embassy
I'm delighted to be heading north again at the end of this month to record Craig Armstrong's opera 'The Lady from the Sea'. We premiered this work with Scottish Opera at the Edinburgh Festival a few years ago and it's fantastic that Craig has decided to take the work to new audiences through a recording.… Continue reading ‘Lady from the Sea’ Recording at Scottish Opera
I was thrilled to be asked to sing at the St Patrick's Day celebrations for the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Irish in Britain this year. The incomparable Jean Kelly provided her usual excellence in arranging and performing some traditional Irish tunes for the day that was in it. Ambassador Dan Mulhall made a… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day at Portcullis House
I will be singing the Faure Requiem with the RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on the 15th of October at 8pm. I will be joined by fellow Guildhall graduate Gary Griffiths as well as the combined forces of the Goethe Institut Choir and Tallaght Choral Society. For tickets and further information,… Continue reading Faure Requiem with RTE Concert Orchestra at the National Concert Hall 15.10.14
I am currently preparing Faure's well loved song cycle La Bonne Chanson to perform with the Quercus Ensemble and pianist Fiachra Garvey at St John's Smith Square on the 26th of November, 7.30pm. I'm delighted to be joining my fellow countrymen in celebration of Derry UK City of Culture 2013 and really looking forward to… Continue reading La Bonne Chanson at St John’s Smith Square 26.11.13