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The Second Violinist

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By Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh
Directed by Enda Walsh

‘searingly powerful…devastating…heartbreaking…thrilling…mesmerizing’ - The Guardian on The Last Hotel

What does he do when he goes home?

Following the sensational success of their first opera, The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh join forces once again on an explosive new production.

One of Ireland’s leading actors, Aaron Monaghan, plays The Second Violinist.

He is joined by singers MaÅLire Flavin, Sharon Carty and Benedict Nelson, together with a 16–strong chorus, and Crash Ensemble, the group founded by Dennehy and described by the New York Times as ‘the Irish new–music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group’.

Joined by the phenomenal creative team from The Last Hotel, Donnacha Dennehy’s music is infused with lingering echoes of the Renaissance works of Carlo Gesualdo, creating a sonorous backdrop for the haunting orchestrations and pulsating rhythms that drive the opera to its inexorable conclusion.

A search for beauty in a dark, dark world.

‘‘searingly powerful…devastating…heartbreaking…thrilling…mesmerizing’ (on The Last Hotel)’ - The Guardian

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