Aisling Fitzgerald to give a presentation entitled Musical Theatre: Before and Now as part of the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Visiting Guest Series28 February 2017
The Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music Visiting Guest series is delighted to welcome Aisling Fitzgerald to deliver a presentation next Thursday, 2 March from 2-3.30pm in P1079 titled "Musical Theatre: Before & Now". Aisling has been working backstage in major international productions for over over twelve years, and has primarily worked with the Royal Opera At Covent Garden London, since 2010, acting as stage manager for directors and performers including Placido Domingo, Bryn Terfel, Thandie Newton, Killian Donnelly and Roberto Alanga. In her presentation, Aisling will discuss the development of musical theatre and its relationship with its precursor opera, focusing in particular on what occurs backstage in productions. Aisling will also outline career paths available in the production of theatre for those with backgrounds in drama and music. All welcome to attend!
For over 12 years, Aisling Fitzgerald has worked as Company Stage Manager, Stage Manager and Deputy Stage Manager in Ireland and the UK with international award-winning opera festivals and musical theatre producers, including Wexford Festival Opera, Garsington Opera and Opera Holland Park. She has worked primarily with The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London since 2010. Aisling also has a longstanding relationship with the Cork Opera House and has worked on their musical theatre productions since 2003. She will lead the production process of their upcoming production of Annie this summer. Aisling holds a BA and BMus honours degrees from UCC and qualified with a 1st class honours Higher Diploma in Education (Music and English) in 2005. In 2007, having attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, Aisling graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Stage Management.