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 5 May 2013
The Midnight Stratagem - Robin Parmar - Robin Parmar - Stolen Mirror - No Number
Error Messages - Linda Buckley - Linda Buckley - Heresy Records - Heresy 10
Goodbye - Schroeder's Cat - Si Schroeder - Heresy Records - Heresy 10
Piece For Piano 7 String Quartet - Gloria Cheng/Calder Quartet - Messiaen - Harmonia Mundi - Hmu 907578
Preludes - Donna Amato - Scelsi - Stradivarius - Str 33804
Summa - Hilliard Ensemble - Part - Ecm - 1325 831959 - 2
Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Ergodos Musicians - Js Bach/Jonathan Nangle - Ergodos - Er9
Dr Derilict - Mike Cooper - Mike Cooper - Room40 - Rm454
Beached - Mike Cooper - Mike Cooper - Room40 - Rm454
Apsara - Ahmad Alkaran/Roger Doyle - Roger Doyle - Silverdoor - Sido 014
The Sun Is Shining On The Terrace Of Fire - Roger Doyle - Roger Doyle - Silverdoor - Sido 014
Uaxuctum - Legend Of The Mayan City - Concentus Vocalis/Vienna Radio Symphony/Peter Rundel - Scelsi - Mode - Mode176
Elegia Per Ty - Vincent Royer/Severine Ballon - Scelsi - Mode - Mode 231
From My Mother's House - Zahava Seewald/Michael Grébil - Zahava Seewald/Michael Grébil - Sub Rosa - Sr 349
Resounding Memories/Watering The Plants - Danny Mccarthy - Danny Mccarthy - Farpoint - Farpoint 23
Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Ergodos Musicians - Simon O'connor - Ergodos - Er9
Quattro Pezzi - Bavarian Radio Symphony/Hans Zender - Scelsi - Neos - Neos 10722
Dung Tta - Kyungso Park - Kyungso Park - Composer Copy - Composer Copy