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)
★ ★ ★ ★ “It is unlike anything else I’ve seen on the opera stage to date. The storytelling is vivid, the spectacle is intriguing and the music is attractive. It comes to Dublin and Limerick. Not to be missed.” Irish Examiner (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
Didn’t have a chance to see The Nightingale and The Rose 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||Book your tickets HERE|
|LIME TREE THEATRE, LIMERICK 27 OCT||www.limetreetheatre.ie||Book your tickets HERE|
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org