A Conversation With Northern Ireland Opera Studio

“A conversation with David Corr, NI Opera Studio member and Festival of Voice finalist

David Corr, a baritone, is a current member of the Northern Ireland Opera Studio and has just been named as one of five finalists for our annual singing competition, The Festival of Voice taking place from 28-30 August in Belfast.  We thought it would be useful for younger singers, who might be thinking about a career in opera, or just starting out in theirs, to hear from someone who is a little further into their professional career. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting several features from our NI Opera Studio members giving different insights into their experiences at this stage in their careers.”

Link to the entire conversation on the Northern Ireland Opera website is accessible here.

Die Fledermaus or The Bat

Friends – who’d have ‘em?

This was probably one of the less offensive thoughts to go through Falke’s mind when he woke up on a bench with a killer hangover. Dressed as a bat. His ‘good friend’ Eisenstein thought it would be hilarious to abandon him here after partying the night before, leaving him to face a very long walk of shame. It’s been a long time coming, but tonight’s the night for Falke to get his revenge, at the most glamorous party of the season. Where there’ll be champagne. Lots of champagne. What could possibly go wrong?

‘Die Fledermaus’, or ‘The Bat’, is the jewel in the crown of the real King of the Waltz: Johann Strauss. The tunes stay with you forever. The humour is wicked. The atmosphere indulgent. It is a farce about men taking liberties, women taking control, and the dangers of dressing up as a bat.

15 – 21 September 2019


  • Sunday 15th September, 18.00
  • Tuesday 17th September, 19.30
  • Thursday 19th September, 19.30
  • Saturday 21st September, 19.30


Grand Opera House, Belfast



Charity Gala Performance: Sunday 15 September 6pm

Die Fledermaus will open with a very special charity gala performance, where £10 from each premium ticket sale will be donated to our chosen charity for the event, the Welcome Organisation.

Grand Circle tickets will include admission to a champagne and supper post-show reception; a limited number of reception tickets will also be available for standard ticket holders to purchase via the box office.

Dress code for Gala Reception: Black Tie