The Everyman presents the world premiere production of a brand new opera by John O’Brien, inspired by Oscar Wilde’s timeless story, The Nightingale and the Rose, premiering at The Everyman on Saturday October 13 to Saturday October 20, excluding Monday October 15 and Thursday October 18, then the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, October 23 to 24, and the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, October 27.
This is a tale of unrequited love, radical transformation and extraordinary sacrifice. Exploring the relationship between love and art, the audience will follow the story of the Nightingale, whose only wish is to bring beauty and love into the world, even at the ultimate price.
Director and composer John O’Brien says: “The story asks questions about the nature of love and art: is art worth anything? I want the audience to care, to bring them in, and to share a beautiful experience. The characters lend themselves to a wild, inventive theatrical production and the story is so perfectly metaphoric for the experience of being an artist, and exploring how we feel about art in Ireland today.”
Composed and directed by John O’Brien, libretto by John O’Brien and Éadaoin O’Donoghue, and starring Kim Sheehan, Majella Cullagh, and Owen Gilhooly, expect a highly inventive new work, featuring singers, musician-actors, dancers and actors brought to you by the critically and popularly acclaimed team, whose previous productions include Faust, Der Vampyr, Orpheus and the award-winning Pagliacci.
The Nightingale and the Rose is on nationwide tour this month and is not to be missed. Full details can be found here.
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