THE CHILDREN OF LIR GETS AN EPIC RETELLING
Cork Opera House presents The Children Of Lir Celtic Concert,
Brian O’Reilly’s folk opera, for three performances this week, on May 18 and 19, in a concert arrangement conducted by Fergal O’Connor. The show was first performed in 1973. Composer Brian O’Reilly and his band of nine musicians, Loudest Whisper, will be accompanied by a string quartet, an 80-voice male and female choir and four ballerinas from Ballet Theatre Ireland Dance Academy. The story, one of the best-known in Irish mythology, is a tale of love, jealousy, hatred and forced emigration, but the tone of the music is generally positive, about how good overcomes evil and light overcomes darkness. Tickets €27 evenings 8pm. Friday matinee €12.
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TIMELESS: Cork Opera House hosts the ChIldren Of Lir