A Venetian comic opera (with some modern twists)  designed for four landmark Irish churches. Its world of dangerous sexual confusion and self-interest is depicted in lush sound - seven voices combining with period instruments (theorbo, harp, violins, viola de gamba, bass violin, recorder orhan and harpsichord). OTC's first opera by Francesco Cavalli, the great master of the 1650's, is performed in a rare English translation of that period. Erismena was produced specifically for a number of remarkable Irish Church buildings.

Tour Details

Sat 15 Sept 2001 Dublin St. Werburgh's Church
Sun 16 Sept 2001 Dublin St. Werburgh's Church
Tue 18 Sept 2001 Waterford Christchurch Cathedral
Thurs 20 Sept 2001 Galway St. Nicholas' Church
Sat 22 Sept 2001 Belfast St. George's Church

Production Information


Erimante, King of Media Andrew Slater
Idraspe, Prince of Iberia, calling himself Erineo Jonathan Peter Kenny
Erismena, An Armenian disguised as a warrior Lynda Lee
Agrippo, Servant to Orimeno James Bierney
Orimeno, Prince allied to Erimante Emer McGilloway
Aldimira, Captive slave to Erimante Charlotte Page
Flerida, Servant to Aldmira Robert Burt

Creative Team

Music Director David Adams
Director James Conway
Set & Lighting Design Rodney Grant
Costume Design Rodney Grant & Caroline Bronwen Hughes

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