26-30 July 7pm
Matinee 29 July, 2pm
No show 28 July
Duration 1 hour 15 mins
What does he do when he goes home?
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 Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson, together with the 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.
Backstage at the Festival 26 July
Post–show talk with the company Moderator, Dr. Ian R. Walsh, NUI Galway
‘★★★★★ ‘exhilarating blend of opera, theatre and film … extraordinary …. thrilling’The Guardian
‘‘searingly powerful …devastating …heartbreaking …thrilling …mesmerizing’’The Guardian (on The Last Hotel)