THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE


World premiere production of John O’Brien's new opera

We are enormously proud to present the world premiere production of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose.

The Nightingale and the Rose is a tale of unrequited love, radical transformation and extraordinary sacrifice. Exploring the relationship between love and art, we follow the story of the Nightingale whose only wish is to bring beauty and love into the world, even at the ultimate price.

An extraordinary chance to celebrate the richness and depth of musical talent in Cork. Expect a highly inventive new work featuring singers, musician-actors, dancers and actors brought to you by the critically and popularly acclaimed team whose previous productions include Faust, Der Vampyr, Orpheus and the award-winning Pagliacci.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Precise in every detail of performance, the production glows with a rich inventiveness of colour, surprise and allusion…” The Irish Times (Click HERE to read full review)

 

“Before this show, I wondered how John O’Brien could turn Oscar Wilde’s simple little love story, with its two characters and a tiny bird, into a sung drama? O’Brien’s magically inventive work answered my question, and the production deserves to be heard” Declan Townsend – Irish Examiner (on the concert performance of The Nightingale and the Rose – 2016) Click HERE to read full review

 

PRESENTED BY THE EVERYMAN & JOHN O’BRIEN

COMPOSED AND DIRECTED BY JOHN O’BRIEN | LIBRETTO BY JOHN O’BRIEN & ÉADAOIN O’DONOGHUE

STARRING: KIM SHEEHAN, MAJELLA CULLAGH, OWEN GILHOOLY

JACEK WISLOCKI, JEAN PASCAL HEYNEMAND, JAMIE ROCK, JOE CORBETT, DAVID HOWES, CHRISTINE KENNY, CATRIONA SCOTT, ILSE DE ZIAH, ÍDE NÍ CHONAILL, CLARE LARKMAN, EMMA KING, LUCIA KICKHAM, SARAH RYAN, ANDREA HACKL, JAMES DE BURCA, ÚNA O’BRIEN

MUSICAL DIRECTOR ANNA TILBROOK

DESIGNED BY LISA ZAGONE

LIGHTING DESIGN SINÉAD MCKENNA

CHOREOGRAPHED BY PHILIP CONNAUGHTON

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH COMPANY PHILIP CONNAUGHTON, THE CIVIC AND LIME TREE THEATRE

 


Can’t catch it in Cork?

We are bringing The Nightingale and the Rose on the tour! Check your closest venue below:

THE CIVIC, DUBLIN   23 – 24 OCT  www.civictheatre.ie 
LIME TREE THEATRE, LIMERICK 27 OCT  www.limetreetheatre.ie

Friends of Opera at the Everyman

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Bringing a group?
Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 people or more. Reserve now – pay later – no booking fees apply!
Talk to our team on 021 450 1673 or groups@everymancork.com

 


Date and Time | Sat 13 - Sat 20 Oct, 8pm (excl Mon 15 & Thu 18)

Price | €35 | €27 | €17

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