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Media Statement 2 May 2014

Change of soloist for the upcoming concert of Haydn’s The Creation at the National Concert Hall this weekend

Please note soprano Sally Matthews will replace soprano Susan Gritton for the upcoming concert of Haydn’s The Creation at the National Concert Hall on Sunday 4 May 2014 as part of the International Concert Series 13/14. Unfortunately Susan Gritton is unwell and has had to withdraw from The Creation concerts in both Dublin and London.
Acclaimed soprano Sally Matthews, a former winner of the Kathleen Ferrier Award, gave her Royal Opera debut as Nannetta in Falstaff with Bernard Haitink and has gone on to perform roles at Covent Garden including Pamina in Die Zauberflote, Fiordilgi in Cosi fan tutte; Sifare in Mitridate and Anne Truelove in The Rake’s Progress. She regularly performs at Bayerische Staatsoper, Netherlands Opera, Theater an der Wien, and recently made her Vienna Staatsoper debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni. She sang the role of the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro for the 2012 Glyndebourne Festival.
Sally will be joined on stage by soloists John-Mark Ainsley (tenor) and Peter Rose (bass) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Choir of the Enlightenment, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle to perform Haydn’s The Creation, acknowledged by many as the crowning glory of Haydn’s brilliant career, and one of the greatest achievements in the history of music.

This is the final concert in the current 13/14 International Concert Series at the National Concert Hall.
Tickets from €45 on Tel: 01 417 0000 or www.nch.ie


For further information please contact: Sinead Doyle | Marketing & PR Manager |National Concert Hall | Earlsfort Terrace | Dublin 2. Tel: 01 417 0057/ 087 1775334