Ireland with Michael
MICHAEL LONDRA RETURNS TO MAKE TV SHOW ABOUT WEXFORD
Wexford singer, Michael Londra is coming home in June to tape a brand new television special and live double album. IRELAND WITH MICHAEL, to be aired nationwide in the US, will feature all that Wexford has to offer to tourists. The show, a pilot for the PBS network in the US, combining Michael’s love of his home county with his singing career, will center on the National Opera House in Wexford with a concert on June 07.
The show, will blend Michael’s voice with Ireland’s leading musicians and some very special guest artists including West End star, Zoe Rainey. Zoe featured in Liam Bates and Eoin Colfer’s musical, NOËL which Michael produced at the Opera House several years ago and toured in North America in 2018. Local Wexford choirs and solo artists will join Michael through the night. Liam Bates will act as musical director for the project. “I’ve only worked with Liam as a producer so it is great to get to sing with him.” The show will feature a Christmas section so the audience are being encouraged to bring festive decoration for that part of the concert.
Michael brings a fan group to Ireland annually and his focus on tourism in Ireland has fostered this project.
“Fans, time and time again, say how much they love Wexford and its people so I felt that it was time the county had some attention on the national PBS network. We’ve lost out to the West for way too long. We plan on focusing on some of my favorite spots including Johnstown, Kilmore Quay and the Hook. I am delighted that Wexford County Council and the Visit Wexford campaign are on board to help my team get the cooperation of tourism sites around the county. I will make sure that Wexford is seen in the light it deserves.”
Michael has local experts on board to make the tv show. John Michael Murphy of Seanchaí Productions will serve as location director, Shonagh Lyons as a writer and Nick Murphy of Brandhouse Media will handle design.
The tenor’s illustrious career highlights include recording with Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti on the Arias Ancora album for Universal Records, performing as lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway, singing with Judy Collins at the JFK 50 celebrations for the Kennedy family and earning 2 Emmy® nominations for his first TV PBS special “Beyond Celtic”. He has built a reputation as a theater producer in the US and his Tony® and Emmy® nominated partnership, Venuworks Theatricals is now nationally known as a production house and agency representing other artists.
Tickets for the show on June 07 are available at the National Opera House €22.50 http://nationaloperahouse.ie