Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm
There will be a free pre-opera talk starting at 7pm in the Pavilion Gallery. There is a limited capacity and prebooking is essential. See details below.
Opera Collective Ireland & Kilkenny Arts Festival
The Return of Ulysses
Groundbreaking company Opera Collective Ireland joins forces with the world-renowned Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for the first-ever Irish staging of one of the greatest baroque operas.
Monteverdi’s magnificent music finds a perfect creative match with the human drama of Homer’s Odyssey, showcasing the finest young Irish singers in a new production led by Tony Award-winning director Patrick Mason and conductor Christian Curnyn.
Ten years after the siege of Troy the hero Ulysses has still not found his way home. In Ithaca his wife Penelope has waited faithfully, hoping against hope that he may still be alive, meanwhile the suitors are circling…
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience a glorious operatic marriage of Homer’s epic and renaissance Venice.
A co-production with the Kilkenny Arts Festival sung in English.
If you would like to attend the pre-concert opera talk with Dr Antonio Cascelli from Maynooth University, you can select one free ticket per person and add it to your cart before you come to the payment page. This event starts at 7pm in the Pavilion Gallery. There is a limited capacity and prebooking is essential.