Evangelia Rigaki | Composer

Composer

Evangelia Rigaki

20 Shots of Opera

Biography

Evangelia Rigaki has a diverse composition portfolio ranging from instrumental works to experimental music theatre, opera and dance. Her compositions are rooted in instrumental theatre, experimental music theatre and performance art.

Evangelia, is the Head of the Music Department at Trinity College, University of Dublin. At Trinity she is teaching Composition among other subjects since 2010 and has supervised a large number of undergraduate, MPhil and PhD Composers.

Selected operas and music theatre pieces include Bumblepuppy, libretto by W.N. Herbert (Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2008); Gesprekken Van De Ziel, after the song Hadith Al Rouh by Oum Kulthum directed by Sjaron Minailo (Operadagen Rotterdam Festival, 2008); Little Instruments of Apprehension, libretto by W.N. Herbert with choreography by Darren Ellis (Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2009); Exiles, directed by Sjaron Minailo (Babel Festival 2009); Lullabaloo, libretto by W.N. Herbert (Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2010); Professional Suicide, libretto by Tamsin Collison (Vox- Linbury Studio ROH2 2011); Ode to Debt, libretto by W.N. Herbert (Crash Ensemble, Beckett Theatre, 2012); AntiMidas or Bankers in Hades, libretto by W.N. Herbert, directed by John Lloyd Davies (Opera Project Award Arts Council, Beckett Theatre, 2013); The Pregnant Box, text by Catherine Conlon & W.N. Herbert (2014); Mr. Jean and Mr. Jean, directed by Agnes Limbos (Lucilin Ensemble, Rottunde, Luxembourg, 2015); While the World Misbehaves, the Baby Must Hide in the Beehive, for 6 dancing percussionists and narrator/conductor with text by W.N. Herbert (2018), This Hostel Life (after the book of Melatu Uche Okorie, libretto/ concept Evangelia Rigaki), installation - opera, Irish National Opera, 2019.

November 2020