Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams, directed by Liz Roche
The Lament for Art O'Leary by Irene Buckley, directed by Sophie Motley
Coiscéim by John O’Brien, directed by Éadaoin O'Donoghue
Curated by the highly acclaimed composer, conductor and director, John O’Brien, Sea Trilogy brings together a cast of singers, dancers, directors, choreographers and designers as well as an 8-voice female ensemble and a 15-piece orchestra.
An ancient reflection on exile told through the beauty of nature.
The passionate rage and desire of a pregnant widow expressed as a ‘caoineadh’.
The boundless grief of island women at the loss of their men to the sea.
All three works are deeply rooted to Ireland and the natural world.
Funded by an Arts Council Opera Production Award.
Riders To The Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams to text adapted from JM Synge © Oxford University Press 1936, 1972. Performed by arrangement with Oxford University Press. All rights reserved
The Lament for Art O’Leary is an adaptation by Irene Buckley of Vona Groarke’s English translation of Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s 1773 poem, Caoineadh Airt Ui Laoghaire, published by Gallery Books in 2008.
Riders to the Sea
By Ralph Vaughan Williams
Directed by Liz Roche
Designed by Maree Kearns
The Lament for Art O'Leary
By Irene Buckley
Directed by Sophie Motley
Designed by Valentina Gambardella
By John O’Brien
Directed by Éadaoin O'Donoghue
Designed by Lisa Zagone
All pieces are conducted by John O’Brien
Dancer: Justine Cooper
‘My job is my life. I’m a musical theatre-maker, I’ve always been about making things that move people’ - John O’Brien interviewed by Mary Leland for THE IRISH TIMES