Plans for 2018/19
OCI’s plans for the coming season include the world premiere of Raymond Deane’s new opera VAGABONES. Based on Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her 1996 radio play TRESPASSES, the work is a fictionalization of the judge’s own account of one of the tiny handful of witch trials that ever took place in Ireland. Set in Youghal, Co Cork, over three days in 1661, the play works as a moving tale of conflicted human emotions and stratagems, while deftly touching on issues of gender, fundamentalism, imperialism and the clash of cultures.
The production will be directed by Ben Barnes and conducted by Sineád Hayes and will see OCI work with the Crash Ensemble for the first time. The performances in September 2019 will take place in Dublin, Dundalk, Youghal & Waterford.
2019 will also see OCI join forces with the Killaloe Chamber Music Festival to present performances of Telemann’s delightful opera PIMPINONE in May.