Wednesday, 9th May 2012
Described by the Irish Times as 'The Irish Superstar of her generation' Cara O'
Sullivan makes an eagerly awaited return to Waterford when she performs in the Church of the Sacred Heart, The Folly, on Friday the 13th July, as a fundraiser for Waterford Hospice Movement.
Born in Cork, Cara O'Sullivan won the RTE Musician of the Future Competition in 1990; represented Ireland in the 1993 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition; was first prize winner in the Second International Stanislav Moniuszko Vocal competition in Warsaw in 1996, and won the Classical Artist Award in the 1997 National Entertainment Awards in Ireland.
Highlights of Cara's career include playing Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Electra in Idomeneo, Violetta in La Traviata and Foirdiligi in Cosi fan Tutte, to mention but a few.
Being a soprano of international appeal, Cara O'Sullivan has performed in many of the major Opera Houses and Concert Halls throughout the world.
Pianist Ciara Moroney will accompany Cara for the Waterford Concert, while the talented Tramore violinist Aisling Douris will make a guest appearance.
Away from the stage Cara's support for the Hospice Movement in general and Marymount Hospice Cork in particular, is worthy of special mention. Through sales of her CD Caradiva and other activities, Cara has raised €330,000 for her beloved Marymount Hospice. Her support for Waterford Hospice fundraising efforts is therefore very welcome.
The 13th of July concert will undoubtedly be the highlight of Waterford's musical calendar and will be a rare treatfor concert lovers in the South East.
Following a visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Cara described the church as one of the very best she is ever likely to perform in both acoustically and in terms of seating layout. Special thanks are due to Rev.Fr .Sean Melody and the Parish Council for offering to host the concert which will be compered by Billy McCarthy of WLR FM.
To mark Cara O'Sullivan's visit to Waterford for the launch, Councillor Pat Hayes, Mayor of Waterford, graciously hosted a reception in the Mayor's Parlour and pledged his support for Waterford Hospice Movement.
Tickets, priced €20 are now on sale for the July 13th event from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 051-874402 or see http:// theatreroyal.ie and from the Book Centre, Barronstrand Street on 051-873823.
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