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Irish Opera Podcast
82 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Episode 13: Michael Gallen & Elsewhere
Three Irish opera/music theatre companies have made the shortlist for three different Fedora prizes; Irish National Opera in the digital category, Wexford Festival Opera in the education category and Straymaker in the Opera Prize Category. In this episode we speak to Michael Gallen, the composer of a new opera called Elsewhere and founder of Straymaker.
63 minutes | Jan 31, 2021
Episode 12: Dafydd Hall Williams, Ulster Touring Opera & Augmented Reality
Daffyd Hall Williams has founded a new company in Northern Ireland. They will be focusing on projects incorporating augmented reality as well as touring opera to all 9 counties of Ulster including both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In this episode we discuss his aims for the company and his first AR project, a selection from Don Giovanni.
52 minutes | Jan 17, 2021
Episode 11: Shirley Keane & Opera Workshop
In this episode we speak to artistic director of Opera Workshop Shirley Keane about her projects “The Sailor’s Home” and “No. 2 Pery Square” by Fiona Linnane.
50 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 10: Fiona Linnane & No. 2 Pery Square
In this episode we talk to Clare born composer Fiona Linnane about her musical upbringing, career and new opera project No. 2 Pery Square for Opera Workshop Limerick.
37 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Episode 9: Evangelia Rigaki & This Hostel Life
In this episode we speak to Greek composer Evangelia Rigaki about her upcoming opera installation called This Hostel Life based on the collection of short stories by Melatu Uche Okorie. Evangelia is a composition lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Irish National Opera studio programme.
53 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Episode 8: Raymond Deane & Vagabones
In this episode we speak to composer Raymond Deane about his life and work including his opera Vagabones which opens on Friday 6th September at The Civic Theatre Tallaght. Check out our social media pages for a chance to win a signed copy of his memoirs “In My Own Light.” iTunes/Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/irish-opera-podcast/id1443679104 STITCHER https://bit.ly/2zqoSJP Tune In https://bit.ly/2QfIREL Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/7uUlXdoY26unGoH3SqRClE?si=Iol6X637R06rGtNz1Wi1AA iHeart Radio https://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-irish-opera-podcast-31157165/
43 minutes | Aug 16, 2019
Episode 7: Tom Creed & The Hunger
In this episode we speak to director Tom Creed about how he came to be an opera director and his upcoming production of ‘The Hunger’ a new opera by Donnacha Dennehy opening at The Abbey Theatre.
44 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Episode 6: Andrew Synnott & La Cucina
In this episode we speak to Irish composer Andrew Synnott about his musical upbringing, influences and new opera La Cucina which will premiere at Wexford Festival Opera this October.
50 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
Episode 5: James Bingham
In this episode we speak to James Bingham, the studio and outreach producer for Irish National Opera. We discuss why he got into this line of work, his work and plans with Irish National Opera and the upcoming production of a new opera called This Hostel Life composed by studio member Evangelia Rigaki.
36 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Episode 4: Una Hunt, Balfe & Stanford
In this episode we speak to pianist Dr. Una Hunt about her involvement in two upcoming productions of operas by Irish composers. The first is Balfe’s The Sleeping Queen to be performed at The Blackwater Valley Opera Festival and the Mananan International Festival of Music & The Arts and the second is Stanford’s The Veiled Prophet which takes place at this year’s Wexford Festival Opera.
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