Haydn

Country Matters

Country Matters is a witty version of Haydn’s finest opera, L’infedeltà delusa, sung here in a new English transation by Gerard McNamara. Handel composed the opera in 1773 for the court theatre of Esterhaza. In it two women, one clever and the other pretty, are both frustrated in their attempts to marry the men they adore. Together, they turn the world upside down in the name of love.  Featuring some of Haydn’s most colourful music this comedy opera will appeal to one and all.

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Vespina, a young woman in love with Nencio Joan Merrigan
Giovanni, her brother in love with Sandrina Paul McNamara
Sandrina, a simple girl in love with GIovanni Mary Clarke
Filippo, her father not in love at all Brendan Cavanagh
Nencio, a banker formerly attached to Wespina Emmanuel Lawler

Creative Team

Conductor Prionnsías Ó'Duinn
Director Colm Ó'Brien
Designer Wendy Shea
Lighting Designer Brian Treacy
Translator Gerard McNamara’

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