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Irish National Opera

Bajazet by Vivaldi

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In partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra

An extraordinary thriller set in a tense, politically charged environment. Powerful men and strong women negotiate their relationships as desires of the heart clash with rank and duty. If you liked the high-wire singing in INO’s Griselda in 2019, you’ll love the adrenalin rush of the instrumentally virtuosic vocal writing and show-stopping arias in Bajazet.

Vivaldi’s Bajazet is conducted by early music specialist Peter Whelan and features the acclaimed Irish Baroque Orchestra. Italian bass-baritone Gianluca Margheri sings the title role, with mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan as Asteria and sopranos Claire Booth and Aoife Miskelly as Irene and Idaspe, with counter tenors James Laing and Eric Jurenas as Tamerlano and Andronicus. Bajazet is directed by Adele Thomas, with set and costume design by Molly O’Cathain and lighting design by Sinéad Wallace.

Bajazet is a co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. After the tour in Ireland, this production will travel to the Royal Opera’s Linbury Theatre in February 2022.

A Co-Production with the Royal Opera House
Supported by Culture Ireland

Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Ages 12+
Duration 2 hrs 30 minutes incl interval