Irish National Opera unveils 2022-23 season

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The Irish National Opera has unveiled its 2022-23 season which will run for 60 performances over 52 weeks.

The season kicks off with a production of “Maria Stuarda”. The opera will star Tara Erraught in the title role with Anna Devin and Amy Ní Fherraigh sharing the role of Elisabetta. Other cast members include Gemma Ní Bhriain, Arthur Espiritu, Giorgio Caoduro, and Callum Thorpe.

Fergus Sheil directs under the direction of Tom Creed.

Performance dates: June 5 – 22, 2022

Next is “Horse Ape Bird,” a one-act youth opera by David Coonan and Dylan Coburn Gray. The show will feature Sharon Carty and Amy Ní Fhearraigh. Elaine Kelly conducts under the direction of Zoe Ní Riordáin.

Performance dates: June 24 & 26, 2022

Sinéad Campbell Wallace will headline “Tosca” alongside Dimitri Pittas and Tómas Tómasson. Nil Venditti directs while Michael Gieleta directs.

Performance dates: July 11 – 17, 2022

“The First Child” by Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh will star Sarah Shine, Niamh O’Sullivan, Samuel Levin, Dean Power, Emmett O’Hanlon, Eric Jurenas, Joan Sheehy and Caia Leseure. Ryan McAdams and Elaine Kelly share directing duties while Enda Walsh directs.

Performance dates: July 18 – Sept. 25, 2022

“Out of the Ordinary”, a new virtual reality community opera, will bow in August 2022. The work stars Daire Halpin and Naomi Louisa O’Connell and features music by Finola Merivale. Nil Venditti conducts under the direction of Jo Mangan.

Performance dates: August 2022

“Guillaume Tell” will return to the company for the first time in 147 years. The work will be dual-cast with Brett Polegato and Gyula Nagy taking on the title role; Jesús León and Konu Kim impersonate Arnold Melcthal; and Máire Flavin and Rachel Croash sharing Mathilde. Fergus Sheil conducts under the direction of Julien Chavaz.

Performance dates: November 8-12, 2022

Graeme Danby, Kelli-Ann Masterson, Patrick Kabongo, Rhodri Prys Jones, Ben McAteer and Leanne Fitzgerald star in “Don Pasquale.” Teresa Riveiro Böhm directs and Orpha Phelan conducts.

Performance dates: November 26, 2022 – February 11, 2023

Amy Ní Fherraigh, Stephanie Dufresne, Ronan Leahy and Aoife Spillane-Hinks star in “Least Like The Other” with Fergus Sheil directing and Netia Jones directing.

Performance dates: January 15 – 19, 2023

“Der Rosenkavalier” will feature Paula Murrihy, Céline Bryne, Claudia Boyle, Andreas Bauer Kanabas, Mark Stone, Rachel Croash, Peter Van Hulle, Carolyn Holt and César Cortés, among others. Fergus Sheil directs a production directed by Bruno Ravella.

Performance dates: March 5 – 11, 2023

Paride Cataldo will take on the title role of “Werther” alongside a cast of Niamh O’Sullivan, Charles Rice, Sarah Shine and Wyn Pencarreg. Philipp Pointner directs a production directed by Sarah Bacon.

Performance dates: April 22 – May 14, 2023

The end of the season will be a production of “Così fan tutte” with two actors. The stars of the opera will be Anna Devin, Sarah Brady, Sharon Carty, Gemma Ní Bhriain, Benjamin Russell, Gianluca Margheri, Dean Power, Robin Tritschler, Majella Cullagh, Sinéad O’Kelly, John Molloy and Milan Siljanov. Peter Whelan and Elaine Kelly direct a production of Polly Graham.

Performance dates: May 19 – June 2, 2023