This Hostel Life
2019, world premiere
Evangelia Rigaki’s new installation opera is based on stories written by Melatu Uche Okorie while she was living direct provision.
As audiences descend into the crypt of Christ Church Cathedral, they will be submerged into the overlapping sounds and messages of scenarios presented by a chorus and three pairings of singer and instrumentalist. By moving between the stories being played out simultaneously in the crypt, listeners will make their own sense of a troubling world that is known only to immigrants.
“Melatu Uche Okorie has important things to say – and she does it quite brilliantly. Her language is arresting and inventive, and very entertaining.” - Writer Roddy Doyle
Cast & Creative Team
|Soprano||Amy Ní Fhearraigh|
|Bass Clarinet||Fintan Sutton|
New Dublin Voices
|Designer||Sarah Jane Shiels|
|Chorus Conductor||Bernie Sherlock|