The Nightingale and the Rose – World Premiere of New Opera by John O'Brien

The Nightingale and the Rose – World Premiere of New Opera by John O'Brien

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 8.00pm

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

The Everyman in Cork is 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.

“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) 

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

THE EVERYMAN, CORK 13–20 OCT www.everymancork.com
THE CIVIC, DUBLIN 23 – 24 OCT www.civictheatre.ie 
LIME TREE THEATRE, LIMERICK 27 OCT www.limetreetheatre.ie

Presented by The Everyman and 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 WISLOKI, JEAN PASCAL HEYNEMAND, JAMIE ROCK, JOE CORBETT, DAVID HOWES, CHRISTINE KENNY, CATRIONA SCOTT, ILSE DE ZIAH, IDE NI 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

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THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE World premiere New Opera at The Everyman 13 - 20 Oct

Published on 27 September 2018

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