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The Merry Gala Series

Wisley, Camden Town, Hammersmith

A potpourri of popular arias that make you laugh, songs that make you cry and rollicking choruses that make you want to join in. Familiar favourites from operas by Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Johann Strauss, Gilbert and Sullivan and more, with the odd (and very Merry) surprise thrown in.

Messiah (Northern Ireland)

8th November - 7th December 2024

Seen by over 14,600 audience, the Merry Opera is going on our 15th tour of the staged Messiah by George Frideric Handel: Twelve strangers seek spiritual comfort in their struggle to understand the world. Singing together in a church, they inspire each other to pick up the ragged ends of their faith and look to the future with hope.

Venues:

Belfast

Carrickfergus

Londonderry Guildhall

Coleraine

Armagh Cathedral

Lisburn Cathedral

Stormont Great Hall

Portico Arts

Die Fledermaus

Spring 2025

Revel in the sparkling wit and delicious mischief of Strauss’ timeless operetta. Whether you're a seasoned opera lover or a newcomer to the world of operetta, Merry Opera’s brilliant singers, directed by Guido Martin-Brandis with a witty English translation, promise a night of unforgettable melodies, fizzy frolics and cheeky capers. Don’t miss your chance to be swept away by this operatic masterpiece!

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