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Irish National Opera

Irish National Opera
Irish National Opera

Irish National Opera

National Opera, 69 Dame Street, Dublin

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Founded in 2018, Irish National Opera champions Irish creativity in its casting, its choice of creative teams and in its commitment to the presentation of new operas. INO’s productions have included many of opera’s greatest works – Le nozze di FigaroAida and Madama Butterfly as well as titles less often performed in Ireland alongside an exploration of Baroque Repertoire – Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Vivaldi’s Griselda.

In its first 18 months, the company performed in 21 venues in Ireland as well as appearing internationally at The Barbican Theatre in London and at Dutch National Opera’s Opera Forward Festival in Amsterdam. These international appearances have been with INO’s FEDORA-Generali Prize winning production of Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The Second Violinist, a co-production with Landmark Productions that was premiered at 2017’s Galway International Arts Festival.

INO’s productions have been broadcast on RTÉ lyric fm, webcast on RTÉ Player and Operavision, and its street-art opera,Drive By Shooting by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff (a co-production with Dumbworld), was screened at Operadagen Festival in Rotterdam, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018.

The INO Studio, provides a platform for emerging opera artists in several disciplines (singers, conductors, composers, directors, répétiteurs). Further developments will include an outreach programme involving initiatives to reach and engage with new audiences.

Irish National Opera is funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.