[Opera] "Owen Wingrave" touring in Ireland
An opera by Benjamin Britten
in association with the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris & the ICO
Composed at the height of the Vietnam War, Benjamin Britten’s opera is as pertinent now as then. Is pacifism an act of cowardice or a desire to escape from the spiral of war to achieve lasting peace? To what extent do we determine our own future? Should past events inform the decisions we make?
Winner of Best Production at Dublin Fringe Festival 2015, Opera Collective Ireland (formerly IYO) showcase some of Ireland’s best young singers in a daring staging of this gripping psychodrama. An opera for the times we live in.
A co-production with L’Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris.
Conducted by Stephen Barlow. Directed by Tom Creed. An opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten. Libretto by Myfanwy Piper. Based on a short story by Henry James.
With the support of the French Embassy in Ireland
@ Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick
9 September 2017 8:00pm
@The Everyman, Cork
13 September 2017 8:00pm
@O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin
15 & 16 September 2017 7:30pm