The annual St. Jarlath’s college operatic society with conjunction with Scoil Bhríde, The Mercy presented one of the greatest musicals of all time Les Misérables. The show ran for three nights Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th December to packed house each night. To say that the show was a success would be an understatement!
The show was under the direction of Ronan Lardner with musical direction from Shane Farrell who was aided by Connie Burke, Mary Murphy and Rachael Brennan.
The hardworking cast, the stage crew and orchestra all contributed to help make this adaption capture the imagination and enthusiasm of the audience each night.
Winning score songs “I Dreamed a Dream “, Do you Hear the People Sing?”, One Day More “, and “On My Own” packed moments of emotion and drama for the audience.
It’s grand epic tale and glorious music have made it one of the longest running musicals of all time and indeed a major triumph for everyone involved in this year’s show.
Time for a well-earned break and looking forward to next year which will be the 75th anniversary of opera productions held in St. Jarlaths College. The College Amateur Operatic Society has produced a yearly musical known as the Opera for the locals of Tuam since 1944, making it one of the longest continually running amateur shows in Ireland. This proud tradition is one of the primary sources for the expression of musical and acting ability in the College, and has produced exceptional talent throughout its long history.
Les Misérables is another proud testament to this fact, and we are extremely proud of all involved with this year’s production.
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