Opera Theatre Company presents Vera of Las Vegas, a brilliant black 'nightmare cabaret opera' in one-act. The sizzling jazz-based score is by eclectic American talent Daron Hagen, with a slick, contemporary text by Pulitzer Prize Winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (full of his characteristic witty word-play and chock full of contemporary references from U2 to the Crying Game).
One of Opera Theatre Company's most adventurous projects to date, Stabat Mater is an exciting operatic collaboration which unites eighteenth century sacred music with a spectacular location on Ireland's Atlantic Coast.
Directed by acclaimed artist Dorothy Cross, Stabat Mater combines a live staged performance of Pergolesis masterpiece with dramatic film footage.
In a ground-breaking, artist-led production, Stabat Mater joins the worlds of nature, industry, religion and art in a unique location.
Baroque specialist and counter-tenor Jonathan Peter Kenny joins soprano Lynda Lee and trumpeter Eamonn Nolan for three live, outdoor, multi-media performances. Mark Duley conducts members of the Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Absurd, minimal, satirical and extremely funny, four singers, four notes and one frustrated pianist come together to expose the strange world of opera: arias and overtures, tantrums and tiaras.
Opera Theatre Company reunites the versatile cast, whose original tour delighted audiences around the country, for another hilarious operatic experience.
This wry innovative production is directed by Gavin Quinn and designed by Aedín Cosgrove and Suzanne Cave.The Four Note Opera features soprano Nicola Sharkey, baritone Joe Corbett, tenor Kevin West and mezzo Buddug Verona James, with pianist Dearbhla Collins completing the perfect operatic ensemble.
Opera Theatre Company presents Britten's compelling adaptation of Henry James' ghostly tale. Set in a remote Victorian estate, The Turn of the Screw explores themes of innocence and corruption through the eyes of a naïve young governess. One of Britten's most remarkable and beautiful scores, the haunting, evocative music reflects the growing tension in the isolated household.
The strong cast of singers includes Virginia Kerr, Sylvia O'Brien, Catherine Hegarty and Rebekah Coffey. Celso Antunes conducts while designer Michael Vale (Ariodante OTC, Tosca ENO, Carmen Glyndebourne) brilliantly re-creates the gothic atmosphere and teasing ambiguity of opera's greatest ghost story.
The Turn of the Screw is credited as Britten's greatest creation, and this innovative production guarantees to provide an unforgettable emotional and musical experience.
The Turn of the Screw was a co-production with English Touring Opera.“Grippingly directed…sumptuously passionate…chillingly taut.” The Irish Times