Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, Ireland
The Second Violinist | O'Reilly Theatre | Oct 2 - 8
Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh collaborate once again on an explosive new production;The Second Violinist.
After its premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival, the production will tour to The Dublin Theatre Festival with 5 performances at the O'Reilly Theatre.
One of Ireland's leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist. Ryan McAdams conducts the 16-strong Chorus of Wide Open Opera, and Crash Ensemble the group founded by Dennehy and described by the New York Times as 'the Irish new-music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group'.
Joined by the phenomenal creative team from The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy's music is infused with lingering echoes of the Renaissance works of Carlo Gesualdo, creating a sonorous backdrop for the haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion.
A search for beauty in a dark, dark world.
Suitable for age 14+
Funded through an Arts Council Opera Production Award.
Cast and Creative
Composed by Donnacha Dennehy
Written and Directed by Enda Walsh
Conducted by Ryan McAdams
Orchestra: Crash Ensemble
Cast: Aaron Monaghan, Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson
Set Design: Jamie Vartan
Costume Design: Joan O'Clery
Lighting Design: Adam Silverman
Video Design: Jack Phelan
Sound Design: David Sheppard and Helen Atkinson
Assistant Director: Eoghan Carrick
Tickets and Information
Venue: O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
Dates: Oct 2, 4 & Oct 6 - 8, 7.30 pm
Tickets: €35 - €40
Duration: 75 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 4, post-show, with members of the company.
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