Aida, Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

I am looking forward to performing in another great Verdi Opera Aida in Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, in partnership with RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Irish National Opera playing Saturday 24th November, Tuesday 27th November, Thursday 29th November & Saturday 1st December 2018.

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster Ireland.

*Sung in Italian with English surtitles**

The enslaved princess. Her love for one of her oppressors. Her father ready to wage war. A dilemma both personal and political. All set during a large-scale conflict between Ethiopia and the Egypt of the Pharaohs.

Aida is the grandest of grand operas, celebrated for its visual and vocal spectacle. At its heart it is also a story of moving private struggles. Aida, an Ethiopian princess enslaved in Egypt, is torn between her love for Radamès, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, and loyalty to her father, Amonasro. Her solution leads to betrayal and death.

Orla Boylan… she is operating at full throttle‚ sailing above the stave and glorying in her power.”  The Telegraph

“Gwyn Hughes Jones as Radamès sings superbly, in an all-conquering voice, with enough honey in it for any love song.”  The Guardian

“Orla Boylan… soared with fiery intensity.”  The Spectator

Rigoletto - Grand Opera House, Belfast


Rigoletto opens in The Grand Opera House on the 30th September and I am thrilled to be on stage with the finest international opera singers. If you are ‘Up North’ the performances run from 30th September – 6th October.

About the event

On Sunday 30th September, TGOH, Belfast will celebrate the opening of #Rigoletto with a sparkling Charity Gala performance in support of #Inspire and the #NIHospice. The dress code is elegant and premium tickets will include admission to a post-show champagne and supper reception. Check out full details in this month’s Ulster Tatler.
Tickets available from The Grand Opera House, Belfast.

Behind the Scenes of NI Opera's Rigoletto

In Classical Connection with John Toal, John Toal chats to conductor Gareth Hancock, John Porter who plays Borsa, and director Walter Sutcliffe. You can listen to the whole interview on BBC Radio.

From the media.

David's song.

About the song David’s performing.

Testimonial about David's performance!

— Vedran Zagorac :-)

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Excerpts, images from the media covering the event.