Irish National Opera presents: The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies

Irish National Opera presents: The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies

Saturday, 20 November 2021, 8.00pm

A Scottish lighthouse goes dark. A visiting supply ship finds the building in order.

But the keepers have vanished without trace. Three singers in multiple roles explore the psychological state of the fractious men, relive an official investigation and project a supernatural explanation. The composer, who based the structure of the opera on the Tower of the Tarot, leaves no simple answers. Based on an actual event in December 1900.

“a work that never ceases to amaze”
- The Stage

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

APPROXIMATE DURATION: 70 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

Free PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS to take place one hour before the performance at selected venues. More information to be announced.

#INOLIGHTHOUSE

“one of those singers whose pleasure in plying his craft onstage is almost palpable to his audience”
- THE IRISH TIMES ON JOHN MOLLOY

“a consistent treat, his lyric tenor carrying a potent ring”
- OPERA ON GAVAN RING

“standout contributions from the baritone Ben McAteer”
- GRAMOPHONE ON BEN MCATEER

Tour dates
Saturday 20 November, 8pm
An Táin, Dundalk

Tuesday 23 November, 8pm
The Everyman, Cork

Thursday 25 November, 8pm
Siamsa Tíre, Tralee

Saturday 27 November, 8pm
Glór, Ennis

Tuesday 30 November, 8pm
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

Thursday 2 December, 7.30pm
O'Reilly Theatre ,Dublin

Friday 3 December,7.30pm
O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Saturday 4 December, 7.30pm
O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin

Tuesday 7 December, 8pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray

Saturday 11 December, 8pm
An Grianán, Letterkenny

Booking details: https://bit.ly/3BuAF7a

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