Daron Hagen

Vera of Las Vegas

Vera of Las Vegas, " a nightmare cabaret opera"  from the pen of Princeton poet Paul Muldoon and his regular collaborator, the acclaimed composer Daron Hagen, 
examines the lives of marginalized characters in the make-believe reality of Las Vegas, a place to which the damaged are drawn in a wonderful jazz score by Daron Hagen and a libretto as characteristically dry as the Nevada desert. 

Tour Details

Sat 20 Nov Sligo Hawk's Well Theatre
Tue 23 Nov Bray Mermaid Arts Centre
Thur 25 Nov Limerick Belltable Arts Centre
Sat 27 Nov Cork Everyman Palace
Mon 29 Nov Galway Town Hall Theatre
Thur 2 & Sat 4 Dec Dublin Helix Theatre

"An entertaining and provocative opera by Composer Daron Hagen and Librettist Paul Muldoon. The clever story mixes sleazy culture and big questions, while the contemporary music has many references to 20th century pop and stage music"
"Hagen's opera equally captures all the smuttiness, desperation, and humanity of the characters with a quippy flair. The music is truly a canonical hybrid of opera and popular forms, with vocal writing that periodically swings and radiates a sultry, burlesque feel. "

Production Information


Dumdum Alan Fairs
Taco Eugene Ginty
Vera Jonathan Peter Kenny
Doll Charlotte Page
Stewardess/ Dancer Elizabeth Woods
Stewardess/ Dancer Bridget Knowles
Stewardess/ Dancer Carolyn Dobbin
Stewardess/ Dancer Shirley Keane
Stewardess/ Dancer Rebekah Coffey

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