• June 2022
  • Full Dates To Be Announced

Horse Ape Bird

A one-act youth opera (in three parts)

Can a horse do maths?

Can an ape learn sign language?

Can a parrot have a concept of the colour blue?

David Coonan and Dylan Coburn Gray’s new youth opera, with its chorus of teenagers, asks the question: Are animals animals because they lack something we possess, or vice versa? Ambitious, playful, thoughtful, weird, Horse Ape Bird is for anyone who has ever wondered if their dog loves them back.

Teenagers living in Kildare and Meath who would like to take part in this youth opera should contact INO Studio & Outreach Producer James Bingham at info@irishnationalopera.ie

SUNG IN ENGLISH

#HORSEAPEBIRD

“demented fairytale like music” - The Arts Review on David Coonan
“a heady, word-drunk piece of writing … there’s a beautiful musicality to it, a sense of ebb and flow” - The Stage on Dylan Coburn Gray

PRODUCED BY IRISH NATIONAL OPERA, MUSIC GENERATION KILDARE, MUSIC GENERATION MEATH & SOLSTICE ARTS CENTRE

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY, SUPPORTED BY ST. PATRICK'S COLLEGE, MAYNOOTH

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Cast & Creative Team

Cast

Music Generation Kildare & Music Generation Meath Youth Chorus
Soloists TBA

Creative Team

Conductor Elaine Kelly
Composer David Coonan
Writer Dylan Coburn Gray
Director TBA
Designer TBA
Music Generation Kildare & Music Generation Meath Instrumental Ensemble
Irish National Opera Orchestra