The Ballybruff Trilogy

The Ballybruff Trilogy

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 7.30pm
Added by Emer Casey

Presented by Opera Workshop.

Created by Luke Byrne, Composer and Shirley Keane, Librettist.

Wild geese, wild priests and wild goings-on in rural 1970’s Ireland make up this wild Irish Opera Triptych.

The Ballybruff Trilogy is three short operas in one featuring The Proposal, Parochial House, and the original short opera which started it all, Bloody Murder. A cast of six exceptional singers will be joined by a live five-piece ensemble, conducted by composer Luke Byrne, and directed by Opera Workshop Artistic Director Shirley Keane.

The operas lay bare the heart ache, the bitterness and frustrations of life in the rural parish of Ballybruff. Each short work is a self-contained story, but tales intertwine, passion turns to revenge and hate simmers with the ever present strong, black tea.

Working with Limerick based production partners Honest Arts, the cast brings together some of the best of Irish opera talent including Limerick’s Owen Gilhooly Miles (baritone); Catherine Donnelly (soprano) from Northern Ireland; Kerry native Leanne Fitzgerald (mezzo-soprano); Dublin based Rory Dunne (baritone), and Christopher Bowen (tenor); in addition are English singers, James Beddoe (tenor) and Grace Maria Wain (mezzo-soprano).

Dates: Wednesday 29th (Opening Night), Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Belltable, 69 O’Connell Street
Tickets: €32
Box Office: 061 953 400

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Added by Emer Casey on 16 April 2024

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