Crash Ensemble announced for the Royal Opera House's 15/16 season

Friday 24th April, 2015

Crash Ensemble will perform Donnacha Dennehy's opera 'The Last Hotel' at the The Royal Opera House, London.
Linbury Studio 9th – 17th Oct 2015
Tickets onsale 14th July: www.roh.org.uk

The Last Hotel unites two of Ireland’s most fascinating artists – multi-award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy. Together they create a new chamber opera about life, death, duty and guilt.

Dennehy is a composer of urgent, searching music that combines post-minimalist overtones with fragments of his native Irish idioms, particularly the sean nós (or ‘old style’) songs of Irish folk music. Walsh’s reputation as a chronicler of the darker side of the Irish psyche has been forged through works such as The Walworth Farce (2006), Misterman (2011) and Ballyturk (2014) – as well as through his work for music theatre and screen, including the libretto for Once (2011) and the screenplay for Hunger (2008).

The opera will have its world première at Edinburgh International Festival 2015.

Announcement of The Royal Opera’s 2015/16 Season.