200th Anniversary Tribute
Catherine Hayes (1818 – 1861)
World Famous Limerick Soprano
“The Irish Nightingale”, with Cian O’Carroll
Tuesday, December 4th, 1-2pm
Location: Istabraq Hall, Limerick City and County Council, Merchant’s Quay
Catherine Hayes (1818 -1861) was born at 4 Patrick Street, Limerick to a family in poor circumstances – her father was a bandsman and her mother a domestic servant. Against all the odds, she realised her ambition to sing in the great opera houses of the world.
The tribute to Catherine will include narrative, musical items and images.
Musical snatches of Catherine’s repertoire, recorded by modern singers will be included.
Image: From cover of “Why do I weep for thee?” [music] written by George Linley ; composed by William Vincent Wallace (1812-1865), published c.1855, Sydney, Australia, Woolcott and Clarke. – National Library of Australia, crop from Image:Catherine_Hayes_crop.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4271320