20 composers. 20 short operas. All composed and performed under the shadow of Covid-19.
The subjects range from Beethoven’s letters about his laundry, food and servant problems to a marine biologist meditating “on the enigmatic figure of Libris Solar, an alchemical blend of human, non-human and neoprene”.
The biggest single-event commissioning project in Irish musical history features works by Gerald Barry, Éna Brennan, Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley, Robert Coleman, David Coonan, Alex Dowling, Peter Fahey, Michael Gallen, Andrew Hamilton, Jenn Kirby, Conor Linehan, Conor Mitchell, Gráinne Mulvey, Emma O’Halloran, Hannah Peel, Karen Power, Evangelia Rigaki, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and Jennifer Walshe. All shot in Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra under conductors Elaine Kelly and Fergus Sheil and a team of directors and designers under series director Hugh O’Conor.
And all streamed to the world for free from Thursday 17 December.
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE RTÉ CONCERT ORCHESTRA