The Second Violinist premiere announced for GIAF 17

Tuesday 2nd May, 2017

Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera present The Second Violinist by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh Directed by Enda Walsh

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh join forces once again on an explosive new production.

One of Ireland’s leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist. He is joined by singers MaÅLire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson, together with a 16–strong chorus, 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.

Backstage at the Festival 26 July Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Dr. Ian R. Walsh, NUI Galway

‘searingly powerful …devastating …heartbreaking …thrilling …mesmerizing’’ THE GUARDIAN (ON THE LAST HOTEL)

 

DATE & TIME: 26-30 July 7pm, Matinee 29 July, 2pm, No show 28 July

TICKETS €32–€40

VENUE Black Box Theatre

PHOTO: HUGH O’CONOR