DIT student appointed as first ever Young Associate Conductor with Opera Theatre Company

DIT is set to be the stage for the Opera Theatre Company’s forthcoming production of Cosi Fan Tutte

07 November, 2012: Huge congratulations to 18-year-old DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama Continuing Education student Killian Farrell who has been appointed Young Associate Conductor with Opera Theatre Company (OTC). Killian is the first person ever to be appointed to this position.  Killian, who recently assisted on Wide Open Opera's production of Tristan und Isolde, joins two more DIT Conservatory graduates on OTC’s Young Associate Artists Programme: Jennifer Davis and Fearghal Curtis. Opera Theatre Company’s Young Associate programme was established to foster the career development of young Irish opera talent to the highest international standards.  Artists are selected on the basis of talent and immediate potential for further development.


Killian will be assisting on OTC’s upcoming production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the first night of which will be staged at the Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, on Saturday 24 November, 7.30pm.  Così fan tutte is one of Mozart's most sublime scores, setting a comic libretto to both delight and provoke telling the story of two men and the faithfulness (or supposed faithfulness) of their fiancées. Killian will join a number of other current students and graduates of DIT Conservatory in the production, including graduate and current student David Scott (baritone), understudying the role of Guglielmo; MMus graduate Martha Bredin (mezzo soprano), starring in the role of Dorabella; and former student Colette Delahunt (soprano), taking the role of Despina.

According to Mairead Hurley Head of Vocal, Opera and Drama Studies, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama,

“DIT is delighted that the Opera Theatre Company has chosen to open this production in our own Gleeson Theatre. DIT has a long standing relationship with OTC and we have had many students and graduates perform with them over the years. We look forward to working on many projects together in the future and hope to continue this collaboration well into the future”.

Tickets for Così fan tutte are available on the NCH website at this link.


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