Vivaldi’s L’OLIMPIADE

Dates
25

April, 2024

8:00 pm

€29 - €32

About the event

Vivaldi’s

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 which 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.

Running time 3 hours with interval.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Join the conversation online with #INOOlipmiade

 

 

INTERWEAVING THEMES

by SETU’s Irish Traditional Music Orchestra

 

We’ve partnered with Irish National Opera and the South East Technological University (SETU) Irish Traditional Music Orchestra, led by SETU Music lecturers Dylan Bible and Nóra Kavanagh, on ‘Open Foyer’, an outreach project which sees INO work with organisations local to touring venues to produce foyer performances inspired by INO’s touring productions.

 

Prior to the production of Vivaldi’s l’Olimpiade on 25th April, members of the SETU ITM Orchestra will perform a piece in our vestibule entitled ‘Interweaving Themes’, which was proposed and arranged by Nóra Kavanagh. With support from INO, conductor Karen Ní Bhroin has led sessions with the ensemble as a guest artist, in addition to working with students on the B.A. Mus (hons) Conducting module, taught by Dr. Marian Ingoldsby.

 

Interweaving Themes’ takes fragments from Vivaldi’s l’Olimpiade, which are seamlessly melded with pieces composed by the Irish harper/composer Turlough Carolan (1670-1738).  Carolan was a contemporary of Vivaldi (1678-1741) and, irrespective of coming from very different backgrounds and genres, compositional elements from the style practiced by the Baroque masters, Vivaldi, Corelli and Geminiani, are evident in a number of Carolan’s compositions, such as ‘Captain Sudley’ and ‘Madame Maxwell’.  This project is an interesting exploration of themes bringing together music from Italy and Ireland. Thanks to Dr. Hazel Farrel, who leads the B.A. Mus (hons) programme.

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