A Thing I Cannot Name Streaming For World Opera Day

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  • 25 October, 7pm, Pre-broadcast talkOnline via OnJam
  • 25 October, 7.40pm, StreamOnline via OnJam
  • Admission & BookingFree | Booking Required
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Three women. All different. Connected only by the intensity of their wildly dissimilar desires.

Unrequited love for an aloof, narcissistic older woman . . . an obsession with a partner’s former lover, intense enough to verge into the erotic . . . a yearning to bear a child, to create a companion and break out of a painful seclusion. Through their letters, their voices join each other across time, in an attempt to give name to their desires.

Available free and on demand for 24 hours only to celebrate World Opera Day 2021 on 25 October. World Opera Day aims to underline the positive value of opera for society with this year's celebration placing a special focus on jobs for the next generation of talent. A Thing I Cannot Name was created with members of the 2020/21 ABL Aviation Opera Studio, Irish National Opera's professional development programme and celebrates the potential of the future of Irish opera.

This event will be preceded by a pre-broadcast talk at 7pm on 25 October with INO Studio Studio and Outreach Producer James Bingham in conversation with composer Amanda Feery and director Aoife Spillane-Hinks. Join us to gain a deeper insight into the work before viewing the opera on demand from 7.40pm. Your ticket includes access to this talk.

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