Opera Collective Ireland presents the Irish premiere of Owen Wingrave, an opera by Benjamin Britten, with libretto by Myfanwy Piper, based on a short story by Henry James

2017 sees Opera Collective Ireland expand its horizons to join forces with the internationally renowned Paris Opera to present the Irish premiere of Britten’s compelling opera OWEN WINGRAVE.

A co-production with the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris and directed by the award-winning Irish director from Cork, Tom Creed, the performances will be conducted by Stephen Barlow who returns to the company following the much praised performances of Britten’s THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA in 2014.

Performed by some of Ireland’s finest young singers, this superb piece of operatic theatre is as pertinent now as it was when first premiered forty-six years ago. The production opens at the Lime Tree, Limerick and tours to the Everyman, Cork while taking to the Dublin Fringe Festival and O’Reilly Theatre for two performances this September.

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CONDUCTED by Stephen Barlow

DIRECTED by Tom Creed

SET & LIGHTING DESIGN by Aedin Cosgrove

COSTUME DESIGN by Catherine Fay


Andrew Boushell, Rachel Croash, Christopher Cull, Amy Ní Fhearraigh, Peter O’Reilly, Sarah Richmond, Benjamin Russell, and Roisín Walsh


Saturday 9 September | 7.30pm | €28 / €25 / €15 (Student)
Bookings: limetreetheatre.ie / Tel: 061 953 400

Wednesday 13 September | 8.00pm | €28 / €24 / €9 (Student)
Bookings: everymancork.com / Tel: 021 450 1673

O’REILLY THEATRE, Belvedere College, Dublin (in association with Dublin Fringe Festival)
Friday 15 & Saturday 16 September | 8.00pm | €33 / €28
Bookings: fringefest.com (Online bookings open Now) / Tel: 1850 374 643 (Phone bookings from Aug 30)

Running time approx. 120 mins (incl. interval)



Owen Wingrave is a co-production with the Académie de l’Opéra national de Paris, supported by RTÉ Lyric FM
 and the French Embassy in Ireland, with the IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA.


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All images courtesy Opera Collective Ireland

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