Opera Workshop seeks instrumentalists

We are seeking 4 musicians for a contemporary opera production in Limerick, May 2024.  Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City & County Co we are delighted to be producing  The Ballybruff Trilogy by Luke Byrne  at the Belltable Theatre, Limerick. The Trilogy comprises 3, 30 minute contemporary operas with a cast…

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Kate O’Brien Banned

Actor Anne Blake pictured with Kate O'Brien book

2024 is the 50th anniversary of the death of Limerick writer Kate O’Brien.  At Opera Workshop we are getting to know Kate O’Brien through her work and her life, with a view to creating a new operatic work, ‘Banned’. A celebrated playwright, journalist and novelist Kate O’Brien often referenced Limerick as a thinly disguised ‘Mellick’…

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Cast Announcement for ‘The Ballybruff Trilogy’

Cast collage of Opera Workshop's upcoming production 'The Ballybruff Trilogy"

Wild geese, wild priests and wild goings-on in rural 1970’s Ireland make for a wild Irish Opera Triptych. The Ballybruff Trilogy by Luke Byrne (music) & Shirley Keane (libretto) The three short operas that make up this new work, lay bare the heart ache, the bitterness and frustrations of life in the rural parish of…

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New 2024 Season Launch

The Opera Workshop Board at their 2024 Season Launch at Gardens International, Limerick

Opera Workshop recently spent a celebratory evening at Gardens International, hosted by Limerick Twenty Thirty, with supporters and friends sharing in the successes of the Mid West’s only opera production company. It was a chance to officially unveil our new website and logo created by Limerick based ELive, the design and ecommerce company. Opera Workshop’s…

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H.O.M.E An Aerial Hip H’Opera with Fidget Feet & Tobi Omoteso Thanks to Chantal McCormick of Fidget Feet and Tobi Omoteso for inviting Opera Workshop into the mind blowing world of H.O.M.E.. It was an amazing experience for our Artistic Director, Shirley Keane to work and sing with such dedicated and generous artists including Willzee,…

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