Arts Project Ireland


A concept performance of a new opera by

Julie Feeney

Inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince, Julie Feeney has devised a new world around the story set in a land of birds. This concert performances of Bird with score and liberetto by Feeney, will go into full production in 2014 with a creative team including Mikel Murfi, Sabine Dargent and Joanne Hynes.

Composer, singer, orchestrator, songwriter and producer, Julie Feeney is a winner of the Choice Music Prize for Irish ALbum of the Year. Captivating and original, with an unquestionably unique sound, her work, through rooted in classical music, perfectly straddles both the pop and theatrical worlds.

Bird is the inaugural commission from Festival Firsts, an initiative of IFCN (Irish Festival' Co-Production Network - Galway Arts Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Cork Midsummer Festival and Kilkenny Arts Festival) and recieved an Arts Council Opera Project grant for developoment.