RIAM Launches Archive of Operas
The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) in Dublin has launched a new website to document former opera productions at the institution. The arrival of the RIAM Opera Archive coincides with the RIAM’s annual opera production, Janáček’s The cunning little vixen, which runs at the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College, Dublin, for three nights at the end of January.
Kathleen Tynan, Opera Development Officer at the RIAM, said that singing in opera is a major ambitioun among young singers. ‘Each year when we audition young singers for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the RIAM, we ask them about their ambitions for the future,’ she said. ‘Almost always their answer is “to sing in opera.”’
‘As RIAM Opera continues to grow and develop, we thought it was a fitting time to launch the RIAM Opera Archive,’ adds Tynan. ‘The archive is intended to serve as a record and a celebration of our past work and achievements.’