Doc: Victor Herbert, Son of Dublin


FULL PREMIERE BROADCAST (1 hour) January 27th, 2019, on RTé Lyric fm (Irish Classical Radio) and
RE-BROADCAST on Saturday morning at 9am, February 2nd, 2019, on WNYE 91.5FM (New York City)

Winner of the Silver Medal for best Biography at the New York International Festival Radio Awards!

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Friday 1st February marks the 160th anniversary of the birth of Victor Herbert, and in this evening’s Lyric Feature Guy Livingston tells the story of the life and work of this composer, conductor, cellist, and Irishman… or was he?

This is Victor Herbert, Son of Dublin.Special thanks to the Victor Herbert Foundation for their support in the making of this programme, to Michael Spudic and ASCAP, and to contributors Alyce Mott, Artistic Director of the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live, Marion Casey of Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, conductor David Brophy, and William Butt, Professor of Cello at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

The programme was produced by Claire Cunningham and Guy Livingston and sound supervision was by Tinpot Productions.

Victor Herbert, Son of Dublin is a Rockfinch Production for RTÉ lyric fm, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland from the Television Licence Fee.

Continuing the celebration of Victor Herbert’s 160th anniversary, this coming Wednesday 30th January at 8 pm in the National Concert Hall the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is presenting An Evening of Operetta, including music by Herbert. For tickets, go to

Claire Cunningham and Guy Livingston, co-producers, in Central Park, in front of the bust of Victor Herbert.


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