Tue 23 Nov

The Lighthouse

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Irish National Opera Presents
The Lighthouse
by Peter Maxwell Davies

TUE 23 NOV 2021
Live at The Everyman

The Irish National Opera presents the nationwide tour of a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies’s chamber opera The Lighthouse.

A Scottish lighthouse goes dark. A visiting supply ship finds the building in order. But the keepers have vanished without trace. Three singers in multiple roles explore the psychological state of the fractious men, relive an official investigation and project a supernatural explanation. The composer, who based the structure of the opera on the Tower of the Tarot, leaves no simple answers.

Based on an actual event in December 1900.

Sung in English with English subtitles

“standout contributions from the baritone Ben McAteer” – Gramophone

Gavan Ring is “a consistent treat, his lyric tenor carrying a potent ring” – Opera

John Molloy is “one of those singers whose pleasure in plying his craft onstage is almost palpable to his audience” – The Irish Times

“a work that never ceases to amaze” – The Stage

The Lighthouse, first performed in 1980, is a chamber opera, but it builds to a shattering conclusion worthy of opera at its grandest.” – The New York Times

Creative Team

Conductor Elaine Kelly
Director Edwina Casey
Set & Costume Designer Annemarie Woods
Lighting Designer Sinéad Wallace
Répétiteur David Leigh


Officer 1 / Sandy Gavan Ring
Officer 2 / Blazes Ben McAteer
Officer 3 / Arthur / Voice of the Cards John Molloy
Irish National Opera Orchestra

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Important information

Please note that as per current COVID 19 guidelines we will only be able to welcome patrons who are fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months or minors accompanied by an adult. Please bring photo ID and proof of vaccination with you. Thank you for your cooperation.

Ticket from €10 Running time 75 MIN | NO INTERVAL

Age recommendation: 12A+

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2021-11-23 8:00 pm €30 | CONCESSION €27 | STUDENT €10 Buy Tickets