Irish National Opera presents: The Lighthouse by Peter Maxwell Davies
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.
“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