Nova Sunday 28 April 2013
On this week's Nova: "Heresy" an electronic opera by Roger Doyle.
Composer Roger Doyle never thought he'd compose an opera but now he has. Heresy is, according to the composer himself, Ireland's first electronic opera and it premiered in the Project Arts Centre in November 2016. The opera itself tells the story of one of the Renaissance's most brilliant and controversial figures, Giordano Bruno. A magus, a priest, a philosopher, a spy and a playwright, Bruno was branded a heretic and burned at the stake in 1600 after a nine-year trial by the Roman inquisition. In tonight's Nova Roger Doyle introduces the world broadcast premiere of Heresy.
The libretto was by Jocelyn Clarke and Eric Fraad.
Morgan Crowley sang the part of Giordano Bruno.
Aimee Banks sang the part of the young Giordano Bruno,
Daire Halpin sang the parts of the Goddess Sophia and Queen Elizabeth I,
Caitriona O'Leary sang the part of the Goddess Circe,
Robert Crowe sang the parts of King Henry III, Sir Francis Walsingham, Cardinal Belarmine and James Joyce.
Jack Walsh was the actor playing the Janitor and Giovanni Bernardo in the play within the opera, with the other cast members joining in in a myriad of roles.
The 2 onstage musicians in those scenes were Nick Roth and Francesco Turrisi.
Directed by Eric Fraad
The producer for Lyric fm was Eoin O'Kelly
Nova Sunday 28 April 2013
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Fullness Of Wind - Cockpit Ensemble/Gavin Bryars - Brian Eno - Virgin - 7243 866493 - 2
Time Lapse - Michael Nyman Band/Nyman - Michael Nyman - Virgin - Cdved957
Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Michael Mchale - Js Bach Arr Garrett Sholdice - Ergodos - Er9
Goldberg Variations - Uri Caine Band - Js Bach Arr Uri Caine - Winter Und Winter - 910054 - 2
Opus 1 No 3 - Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort/Zappa - Francesco Zappa Arr Frank Zappa - Ryko - Rcd10578
Opus 1 No 4 - Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort/Zappa - Francesco Zappa Arr Frank Zappa - Ryko - Rcd10578
Harpsichord Concerto - Elzbieta Chojnacka/London Sinfonietta/Stentz - Henryk Gorecki - Nonesuch - 7559 - 79362 - 2
Player Pino Study 11 - Conlon Nancarrow - Conlon Nancarrow - Mdg - 645 1401 - 2
Ich Bitt, Erhor Mein Klagen - Ergodos Musicians - Bendeict Schlepper - Connolly - Ergodos - Er9
Concerto Grosso No. 1 - Grindenko/Kremer/Chamber Orchestra Of Europe/Schiff - Alfred Schnittke - Deutsche Grammophon - 429 413 - 2
Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Michael Mchale - Garrett Sholdice - Ergodos - Er9
Catacombs - Reservoir/Mikel Toms - Raymond Deane - Black Box - Bbm1014
La Folia - Andy Moor/Yannis Kyriakides - Andy Moor/Yannis Kyriakides - Unsounds - 19 U
Salome - Opening - Roger Doyle - Roger Doyle - Gate - Gate 001 Cd