The Last Hotel - Edinburgh International Festival 2015
Edinburgh International Festival 2015 at The Lyceum
Presented by Landmark Productions/ Wide Open Opera Crash Ensemble/ Donnacha Dennehy/ Enda Walsh
Written and directed by Enda Walsh
Composed by Donnacha Dennehy
The Last Hotel unites two of Ireland’s most fascinating artists, multi award-winning playwright Enda Walsh and composer Donnacha Dennehy in a new chamber opera about life, death, duty and guilt.
Walsh’s reputation as a chronicler of the darker side of the Irish psyche has been forged through works such as The Walworth Farce, Misterman and, most recently, Ballyturk. Dennehy is a composer of urgent, searching music that combines post-minimalist overtones with a very Irish sensibility.
As the opera begins, a man silently mops the floor – the water bloody. The hotel room he’s supposed to be preparing is not ready yet. A woman is meeting a man and his wife in the hotel’s car park. All three are nervous. Tonight there’ll be a death.
The 12 strong Crash Ensemble is conducted by André de Ridder with a cast that includes baritone Robin Adams, sopranos Claudia Boyle and Katherine Manley and renowned Irish actor Mikel Murfi.
Please note this performance contains strong language.
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Léan Scully EIF Fund
Cast and Credits
- Robin Adams, Baritone
- Claudia Boyle, Soprano
- Katherine Manley, Soprano
- Mikel Murfi, Actor
- Enda Walsh, Writer/Director
- Donnacha Dennehy, Composer
- André de Ridder, Conductor
Dates and Times
- Friday 7 August, 8pm
- Saturday 8 August, 8pm
- Monday 10 August, 8pm
- Tuesday 11 August, 8pm
- Wednesday 12 August, 8pm
Approximately 1hr 20mins (no interval)
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- Previews: £8, £12, £15
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