Claudio Monteverdi


OTC’s Orfeo is another little triumph in the face of continuing adverse circumstances for opera in Ireland   Irish Theatre Magazine

Ireland’s premier purveyor of quality operatic productions.  Opera Britannia


For over 400 years, the dramatic music and raw emotional power of this baroque masterpiece has remained undiminished. With Orfeo, Monteverdi created the first great opera that not only survived the centuries, but still enthralls a modern audience.   Melancholy has been banished now that Orfeo has at last found true love. In the company of his joyful acolytes, the wedding day celebrations have already begun and Orfeo is poised to marry his beloved Euridice. Then disaster strikes: Can our desperate hero dare to rescue his lover or will he throw his life away in an impossible contest with Death itself?

Tour Details

Jun 9 & 10, 2012 Waterford Theatre Royal
Jun 12, 2012 Galway Town Hall Theatre
Jun 14, 2012 Carlow GB Shaw Theatre
Jun 16, 2012 Limerick UCH
Jun 19, 2012 Tallaght Civic Theatre
Jun 21, 2012 Navan Solstice Arts Centre
Jun 23 & 24, 2012 Dublin Beckett Theatre
Jun 26, 2012 Bray Mermaid Arts Centre
Jun 28, 2012 Ballina Ballina Arts Centre
Jun 30, 2012 Wexford Wexford Opera House

"OTC has an enviable record of touring shows to parts of Ireland which might see only one live opera per year in their area, if they’re lucky. Long may that crucial commitment to touring continue you feel personally involved … consistent pleasure… in a compellingly communicative fashion "
Opera Britannia
"OTC was successful … sounding good, the players led the way… a persuasive and authentic sound-world full of beautiful early baroque colours and idiom under the incisive and fluent direction of Andrew Synnott. The production’s great triumph is its wonderful look "
Irish Times
"Full of imaginative touches, careful thought has obviously gone into OTC’s production in the very capable hands of Ben Barnes. An absorbing experience. Visually, vocally and instrumentally this Orfeo is an object lesson in complementary theatrical teamwork "
Irish Independent

Production Information


Orfeo Oliver Mercer
Euridice / Musica Sadhbh Dennedy
Ninfa / Proserpina Daire Halpin
Plutone / Caronte Matthew Treviño
Messegiera / Speranza / Pastore Karolina Blixt
Pastore / Spirit i Peter O’Donohoe
Pastore / Spirit i Fearghal Curtis
Pastore / Spirit i Padraic Rowan

Creative Team

Music Director Andrew Synnott
Director Ben Barnes
Designer Joe Vanek
Lighting Design John Comiskey

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