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A setting of letters Beethoven wrote to Nannette Streicher about struggles with his laundry, servants and mental state. He whips himself into a frenzy of paranoia and compares his maid’s laziness with Christ’s suffering on Golgotha.

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Mrs Streicher
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  1. Music Gerald Barry
  2. Text Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Cast Gavan Ring (Tenor), Stephen Irvine (Tuba)
  4. Commissioned by Timothy King and Mary Canning
Tenor Gavan Ring Tuba Stephen Irvine Composer Gerald Barry Director Gerald Barry Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy... We fall victim to a conscience poisoned by society's repressing landscape. A rupture occurs within ourselves – the timeless fight between good and evil.

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Rupture
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  1. Music & Text Éna Brennan
  2. Cast Rachel Goode (Woman), Sarah Richmond (Conscience)
  3. Commissioned by Jean and Ian Flitcroft
Soprano Rachel Goode Mezzo-soprano Sarah Richmond Composer and Librettist Éna Brennan Director Jo Mangan Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Alone in her lab, a scientist studying the 1.26 million square kilometre mass of floating plastic known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch looks for patterns, and some kind of meaning. By looking at the phenomena of ghost apples, and seabird corpses loaded with plastics, she starts to uncover the disastrous and indelible imprint humankind is making on our planet.

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Ghost Apples
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  1. Music Irene Buckley
  2. Text Jessica Traynor
  3. Cast Kelli-Ann Masterson (soprano)
Soprano Kelli-Ann Masterson Composer Irene Buckley Librettist Jessica Traynor Director Conor Hanratty Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

When conversations occur through screens, our eyes can't meet. Our connection falters, then breaks. In these times of rift and rupture, who haunts the glitch?

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Glaoch
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  1. Music Linda Buckley
  2. Text Doireann Ní Ghríofa
  3. Cast Sarah Shine (soprano), Gemma Ní Bhriain (mezzo-soprano)
Soprano Sarah Shine Mezzo-soprano Gemma Ní Bhriain Composer Linda Buckley Librettist Doireann Ní Ghríofa Director Hugh O'Conor Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Mark Boyle, having given up technology for a life in rural Galway, meditates upon his daily rituals; of writing by hand and the ease to which sleep finds him.

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The Colour Green
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  1. Music Robert Coleman
  2. Text Mark Boyle
  3. Cast David Howes (Mark Boyle)
Bass-baritone David Howes Composer Robert Coleman Librettist Mark Boyle Director Hugh O'Conor Conductor Fergus Sheil Animator Holly Keating Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A Garda is coached on how to answer awkward questions. It's awkward. Awkward question for you: what's the difference between answering truthfully and telling the truth? Another one: what's the difference between self-defence and pre-emptive offence? Last one, promise: do you trust Gardaí always know the difference?

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verballing
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  1. Music David Coonan
  2. Text Dylan Coburn Gray
  3. Cast Amy Ní Fhearraigh (Amy, A Garda)
  4. Commissioned by Catherine and William Earley
Soprano Amy Ní Fhearraigh Composer David Coonan Librettist Dylan Coburn Gray Director Caitriona McLaughlin Conductor Fergus Sheil Animator Patrick Moynihan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

At a boarding school in Dublin City, a young boy secretly mourns the loss of his mother.

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Her Name
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  1. Music Alex Dowling
  2. Text Mark O’Halloran
  3. Cast Seán Hayden (boy soprano), Matthew Hayden (actor)
  4. Commissioned by Matthew Patrick Smyth
Boy soprano Seán Hayden Actor Matthew Hayden Composer Alex Dowling Librettist Mark O’Halloran Director Hugh O'Conor Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A traditional ballad is reimagined as modern-day fairytale in three dreamlike scenes. A noblewoman murders her lover, is taunted by a magical talking bird (who has witnessed the crime) and, ultimately, is accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake.

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Through and Through
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  1. Music & Text Peter Fahey
  2. Cast Daire Halpin (soprano)
Soprano Daire Halpin Composer Peter Fahey Director Annabelle Comyn Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A woman sits awake in a screen-lit room, awaiting news about her mother’s imminent passing. Tuning into the tides of electrical hum around her, she wonders about the parallels between this power and the force that gives life to the body.

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At a Loss
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  1. Music & Text Michael Gallen
  2. Cast Orla Boylan (soprano)
Soprano Orla Boylan Composer Michael Gallen Librettist Michael Gallen Director Michael Gallen Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Video Design Luca Truffarelli Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A response to a terrifying walk through a Covid hot zone in a Birmingham hospital in April as seen through the lens of a medieval English poem.

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erth upon erth
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  1. Music Andrew Hamilton
  2. Text Anonymous
  3. Cast Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (soprano)
Soprano Sinéad Campbell Wallace Composer Andrew Hamilton Director Jo Mangan Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

In seven sad, funny, and absurd vignettes, two people navigate the changes within their world and within themselves in a time of pandemic. As they jump from one situation to another, we see how they adapt to new rituals and new vocabulary.

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Dichotomies of Lockdown
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  1. Music & Text Jenn Kirby
  2. Cast Aebh Kelly (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Gavin (tenor)
Mezzo-soprano Aebh Kelly Tenor Andrew Gavin Composer Jenn Kirby Librettist Jenn Kirby Director Aoife Spillane-Hinks Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos Irish National Opera Orchestra

Fail me not, doc. You’re all I’ve got, doc. Join the dots, doc. A three act tragicomedy where a woman finds the strength to embrace her doctor’s failure.

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The Patient Woman
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  1. Music Conor Linehan
  2. Text Louis Lovett
  3. Cast Imelda Drumm (The Patient Woman), Brenton Ryan (Doctor), Amelie Metcalfe (Nurse)
  4. Commissioned by Gaby Smyth
Mezzo-soprano Imelda Drumm Tenor Brenton Ryan Actor Amelie Metcalfe Composer Conor Linehan Librettist Louis Lovett Directors Muireann Ahern, Louis Lovett Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

When Marty breaks Jackie's heart, her sister takes matters into her own hands, and calls him out as explosively as she can. A comic short which shows what happens when Belfast girls lose their temper in a very, very public way!

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A Message for Marty (or ‘The Ring’)
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  1. Music & Text Conor Mitchell
  2. Cast Emma Nash (Big Sister), Carolyn Dobbin (Jackie)
Soprano Emma Nash Mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin Composer Conor Mitchell Librettist Conor Mitchell Director Davey Kelleher Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Drawing on the tragic, true story of a wartime shipwreck of a boat carrying Nazi German soldiers and a group of captive French sex workers, La Corbière highlights the dehumanising power of fear—in particular fear of the Other.

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La Corbière
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  1. Music Gráinne Mulvey
  2. Text Anne Le Marquand Hartigan
  3. Cast Mairéad Buicke (Marie-Claire), Anne Marie Gibbons (Désirée)
Soprano Mairéad Buicke Mezzo-soprano Anne Marie Gibbons Composer Gráinne Mulvey Librettist Anne Le Marquand Hartigan Director Jo Mangan Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

We sit and watch as white swans sail serenely by. Yet once in a while, along comes a black swan, and our world turns upside down. A horse drowns. Next door. We all observe. But who is the horse and who is the watcher? And will we be next? Wait and see.

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The Wait
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  1. Music Emma O’Halloran
  2. Text Mark O’Halloran
  3. Cast Naomi Louisa O’Connell (mezzo-soprano)
  4. Commissioned by Genesis
Soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell Composer Emma O’Halloran Librettist Mark O’Halloran Director Michael Barker-Caven Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Nothing is safe at the moment but then, nothing is ever ‘safe’ in matters of love.

From the digital world of online dating, to meeting face to face for the first time; is finding true romance a dream or can Sam and Andi find a way to be together?

A journey of love for our times, an encounter full of trepidation where distance is just as vital as those soaring feelings of attraction.

When romance is at stake, yet circumstances prevail… just how close would you get?

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Close
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  1. Music Hannah Peel
  2. Text Stella Feehily
  3. Cast Rachel Croash (Sam), Raphaela Mangan (Andi)
  4. Commissioned by Stephen Loughman
Soprano Rachel Croash Mezzo-soprano Raphaela Mangan Composer Hannah Peel Librettist Stella Feehily Director Sarah Baxter Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A solitary man and woman become increasingly aware that their separate worlds consist of uniquely enclosed environments. Are they listening to their surroundings? Can they survive without listening? They discover that the sounds of five words are their only means of communication and perhaps their only means of escape.

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TOUCH
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  1. Music Karen Power
  2. Text Ione
  3. Cast Naomi Louisa O’Connell (mezzo-soprano), Gyula Nagy (baritone)
Mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell Baritone Gyula Nagy Composer Karen Power Librettist Ione Director Jo Mangan Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Video Design Luca Truffarelli Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos Irish National Opera Orchestra

A meditation on the love of a father for his estranged daughter. A last meeting, a reparation, a benign waiting to tell her goodbye.

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The Gift
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  1. Music Evangelia Rigaki
  2. Text Marina Carr
  3. Cast Doreen Curran (Woman), Seán McGinley (Old Man), Erin Hennessey (Violin), Peadar Ó Loinsigh (Cello)
  4. Commissioned by Ian and Jean Flitcroft
Mezzo-soprano Doreen Curran Actor Seán McGinley Violin Erin Hennessey Cello Peadar Ó Loinsigh Composer Evangelia Rigaki Librettist Marina Carr Director Jo Mangan Conductor Fergus Sheil Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos Irish National Opera Orchestra

A ballad of extinction, biodiversity loss and ecological collapse, Dust is a quiet lament from a near future.

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Dust
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  1. Music & Text Benedict Schlepper-Connolly
  2. Cast Michelle O’Rourke (mezzo-soprano), Stephanie Dufresne (actor), Dylan Tonge Jones (actor)
  3. Commissioned by Fedora
Mezzo-soprano Michelle O'Rourke Actor Stephanie Dufresne Actor Dylan Tonge Jones Composer Benedict Schlepper-Connolly Librettist Benedict Schlepper-Connolly Director Stephanie Dufresne Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra

"And then the bliss came, as though in being suspended in this cosmic movement and losing the motility that comes from taking a stand and taking hold, I had found what I went down in the sea to find.” - Alphonso Lingis The Rapture of the Deep

A marine biologist meditates on the enigmatic figure of Libris Solar, an alchemical blend of human, non-human and neoprene.

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Libris Solar
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  1. Music & Text Jennifer Walshe
  2. With additional text by Alphonso Lingis​
  3. Cast Claudia Boyle (Freya Birren), Patrick Martins (Libris Solar)
  4. Commissioned by John Caldwell
Soprano Claudia Boyle Actor Patrick Martins Composer Jennifer Walshe Librettist Jennifer Walshe Additional Text Alphonso Lingis Director Tom Creed Conductor Elaine Kelly Production Design Sarah Bacon Costume Design Katie Davenport Lighting Design Paul Keogan Video Design Luca Truffarelli Series Director Hugh O'Conor Editor Hugh Chaloner Audio Production Ergodos RTÉ Concert Orchestra