23 Apr

L'Olimpiade by Vivaldi

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Irish National Opera presents
L’Olimpiade
Composed by Vivaldi
Directed by Daisy Evans 
TUE 23 APR, 8PM
Live at The Everyman

Irish National Opera continues its award-winning exploration of Vivaldi’s operas with L’Olimpiade.

OLD PARTNERS, NEW PARTNERS, AND A HAPPY ENDING.

Four young people, one an Olympic champion. Tangled relationships. Forbidden love, twice over. An unsuccessful assassination. An execution avoided. And a royal father who has to accept his children as they are.

INO continues its award-winning exploration of Vivaldi’s operas with the work that started the 20th-century revival of the composer’s works for the stage. L’Olimpiade brims with opportunities for all seven characters, showing their personalities and feelings through arias that range from the explosive, and almost instrumentally virtuosic, to the slow exploration of more tender thoughts.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

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“Nicklausse… a trouser role performed with warmth and understated lyrical ease by the mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain.” – The Irish Times

“Alexandra Urquiola deployed her rich and capacious mezzo-soprano winningly” – San Francisco Chronicle

“it was Sarah Richmond’s performance as Lucrece that pulled things together. Her voice was bright and clear, her acting wholly convincing, not least in the Tragedia finale.” – Opera Magazine

“The emotional temperature rose when Chuma Sijeqa’s powerful Rigoletto made his entrance.” – Opera Magazine

“…with delicately floated high notes, the singing of soprano Rachel Redmond has infinite grace.” – The Independent [UK]

“Russell has a juicy baritone with a warm timbre in the middle register and an effortless top end.” – Der Opernfreund

CAST

Gemma Ní Bhriain as Megacle
Meili Li as Licida
Alexandra Urquiola as Aristea
Sarah Richmond as Argene
Chuma Sijeqa as Clistene
Rachel Redmond as Aminta
Benjamin Russell as Alcandro
Irish Baroque Orchestra

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by Vivaldi
Conducted by Peter Whelan
Directed by Daisy Evans
Set & Costume Designer Molly O’Cathain
Lighting Designer Jake Wiltshire
Répétiteur & Assistant Conductor Ronan Khalil

Ticket €32 | Concession €29 | Student €11

Running time 180 MIN | INTERVAL

Age recommendation All

Trigger Warnings none

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