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.
“All round perfection that was wonderous.” The Sunday Business Post for Agrippina
Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Opera Nationale de Paris, Lyric FM, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Lime Tree Theatre and the French Embassy in Ireland.