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Irish National Opera

The Lighthouse

Nationwide tour of a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies’s chamber operaA Scottish lighthouse goes dark. A visiting supply ship finds the building in order. Butthe keepers have vanished without trace. Three singers in multiple roles explore the psychological state of the fractious men, relive an official investigation and project asupernatural explanation. The composer, who based the structure of the opera on theTower of the Tarot, leaves no simple answers. Based on an actual event in December1900.
“standout contributions from the baritone Ben McAteer” - Gramophone
Gavan Ring “a consistent treat, his lyric tenor carrying a potent ring” - Opera
John Molloy “one of those singers whose pleasure in plying his craft onstage is almostpalpable to his audience” - The Irish Times
Officer 1/Sandy: Gavan Ring
Officer 2/Blazes: Ben McAteer
Officer 3/Arthur/Voice of the Cards: John Molloy
Irish National Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Elaine Kelly
Director: Edwina Casey
Set & Costume Designer: Annemarie Woods
Lighting Designer: Sinéad Wallace
Répétiteur: David Leigh