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ABOUT THE SECOND VIOLINIST

Following the sensational success of The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh collaborate once again with Dennehy’s music creating haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion.

What does he do when he goes home?

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh collaborate once again on an explosive new production.
 
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
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
Orchestra: Crash Ensemble

Tickets and Information
Venue: O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College
Dates: Oct 2, 4 & Oct 6-8, 7.30pm
Tickets: €35-€40
Duration: 75 mins. No interval.

Talking Theatre: Oct 4, post-show, with members of the company.
 
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  • DATES

  • Mon, Oct 02 | 19:30
    Wed, Oct 04 | 19:30
    Fri, Oct 06 | 19:30
    Sat, Oct 07 | 19:30
    Sun, Oct 08 | 19:30