Opera: Catch up on Irish National Opera online
24 Apr - 30 Jun 2020
With all performances cancelled, the Irish National Opera have provided a selection of their productions available to watch online for you to enjoy from your home.
As Ireland’s national opera company, the Irish National Opera produce high-quality, accessible opera in venues throughout Ireland and overseas.
Opera has the power to move and inspire and their mission is to give everyone in Ireland the opportunity to experience this.
And so, you can find the following captioned performances to watch online today for free here.
Orfeo Ed Euridice: A grief-stricken musician goes to the underworld in search of his wife. He is allowed to retrieve her on one condition – that he not look at her until they are back on earth.
La Cenerentola: A kind-hearted young woman is forced to be a maid in her own home. Her luck seems to turn when a royal bachelor comes looking for a wife, but her stepsisters are determined to keep her in her place.
Manama Butterfly: Madama Butterfly takes us on the emotional journey of a devoted young asian woman as she faces the truth about Pinkerton, the US navy lieutenant she marries. Sound advice from her maid, Suzuki, and the American consul, Sharpless, falls on deaf ears. The worldly-wise Pinkerton sets up house with Butterfly. But he deserts her, leaving her isolated from family and friends.
The Barber of Seville: One of the most celebrated and popular of all operas – Rossini’s comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville featuring Irish mezzo Tara Erraught was presented by Wide Open Opera and recorded at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in April 2016.
The Irish National Opera are dedicated to an unprecedented commitment to showcasing internationally-acclaimed, world-class Irish opera singers alongside guest artists from all over the world. They are also committed to maximising public engagement with opera, brokering and sustaining key institutional partnerships and ensuring strong leadership and a sustainable governance structure.