Have you ever imagined a place where you could do just as you wanted , whatever you wanted, and nobody would blame you....?
Life on the Moon is the new English version of Haydn's most successful comic opera , in which a gallery of unsavoury charcters dupe an old miser into thinking he has made a trip to the Moon. The moon is a charming place where all tastes are catered for -until in a breathtaking finale the game is wound uom, and earthly vices look very much like vices agin.
A comedy of love , lust , and deception, Life on the Moon's rich and varied music offers splendid roles for Majella Cullagh, Collete McGahon, James Nelson, Harry Nicoll, and Chris Purves.Andrew Synnott conducts the Opera Theatre Orchestra, in a production directed by Hilary Westlake,lit by Simon Corder and designed by architect David Looby.
The Opera Theatre Company and Opera Northern Ireland's first co-production since Hansel and Gretal (1991) is a BT Opera Your , extending to a dozen venues north and south of the borde.
|8 February||WEXFORD WEXFORD||Theatre Royal|
|11 February||ATHLONE||Dean Crowe Hall|
|13 February||DERRY||St. Columbs Theatre|
|15 February||ENNISKILLEN||Ardhowen Theatre|
|17 February||COLERAINE||Riverside Theatre|
|21 and 22 February||DUBLIN||RDS Concert Hall|
|25 February||GALWAY||Town Hall Theatre|
|27 February||DUNDALK||Town Hall|
|1 March||TRALEE||Siamsa Tíre|
|4 March||LIMERICK||Belltable Arts Centre|
|6 March||KILKENNY||Watergate Theatre|
|8 March||CORK||Everyman Palace|
"Life on the Moon is one of OTC's most entertaining and stylish productions for a long time and one hopes that opera lovers in the weeks ahead in Galway,Dundalk, Tralee and elsewhere will join the cast on this very funny trip to the lunar regions."
"This new production by Hilary Westlake is a triumph."
"Quite simply , this ranks amongst the most enjoyable operatic experiences I have ever had. "
|Ecclitico a fake astronomer||Harry Nicoll|
|Cecco his apprentice||James Nelson|
|Buonafede a wealthy miser||Christopher Purves|
|Clarice his daughter||Majella Cullagh|
|Lisetta his servant||Collette McGahon|
|Lighting Designer||Simon Corder|