The Second Violinist: Dublin Theatre Festival dates announced

Wednesday 24th May, 2017

Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, Ireland 
The Second Violinist | O'Reilly Theatre | Oct 2 - 8    

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh collaborate once again on an explosive new production;The Second Violinist

After its premiere at the Galway International Arts Festival, the production will tour to The Dublin Theatre Festival with 5 performances at the O'Reilly Theatre.

One of Ireland's leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist. Ryan McAdams conducts the 16-strong Chorus of Wide Open Opera, and Crash Ensemble the group founded by Dennehy and described by the New York Times as 'the Irish new-music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group'. 
Joined by the phenomenal creative team from The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy's music is infused with lingering echoes of the Renaissance works of Carlo Gesualdo, creating a sonorous backdrop for the haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion.
A search for beauty in a dark, dark world.
Suitable for age 14+
Funded through an Arts Council Opera Production Award.

Cast and Creative 
Composed by  Donnacha Dennehy 
Written and Directed by  Enda Walsh 
Conducted by  Ryan McAdams 

Orchestra:  Crash Ensemble 

Cast: Aaron Monaghan, Máire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson 
Set Design:  Jamie Vartan 

Costume Design: Joan O'Clery 

Lighting Design:  Adam Silverman 
Video Design:  Jack Phelan 
Sound Design:  David Sheppard and Helen Atkinson 
Assistant Director: Eoghan Carrick 

Tickets and Information 
Venue:  O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College 
Dates: Oct 2, 4 & Oct 6 - 8, 7.30 pm 
Tickets:  €35 - €40 
Duration:  75 mins. No interval. 
Talking Theatre:  Oct 4, post-show, with members of the company. 

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