Ailish Tynan is looking forward to performing at next month’s Opera Gala

“It promises to be a great celebration”, says leading Irish soprano Ailish Tynan, “I’m honoured to be invited back to perform at Irish Heritage’s Opera Gala in St John’s Smith Square on 12th April.  It promises to be a great celebration with a fantastic selection of operatic favourites and I’m looking forward to singing again with my good friend Owen Gilhooly.”

Plans are well advanced for next month’s Gala at St John’s Smith Square in Westminster.  The Gala features Ailish Tynan as well as Irish baritone Owen Gilhooly and introduces baritone Sean Boylan and soprano Sarah Brady, recipient of the 2017 Royal Dublin Society Music Bursary.

The four singers will perform an evening of ensembles and arias from well-loved operas featuring highlights from Puccini’s Tosca and La Bohème, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Balfe’s The Bohemian Girl in the beautiful surroundings of the 200 year old English Baroque church.

The audience will be treated to performances of Gounod’s “Juliet’s Waltz Song”, Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano”, Puccini’s “O Soave Fanciulla” and Balfe’s “I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble Halls” among others.

They will be accompanied by James Bailleau on piano and Jean Kelly on harp.  James is an accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist.  Jean is well known to Irish Heritage audiences.

Tickets: £25 each (Students £10) including wine reception and programme are only available from St John’s Smith Square Box Office at or telephone: 020 7222 1061.