Nova Sunday 10 August 2014

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

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Music Played on the Show

20:00

Title: Tashweesh (Interference)

Composer: KRONOS QUARTET

Performer(s): (Lyric) Not Available

Album: Floodplain / Nonesuch / 7559-79828-8

Duration: 3:18

20:04

Title: Wa Habibi (Beloved)

Performer(s): Kronos Quartet

Album: Floodplain

Duration: 3:12

20:08

Title: Democracy Now-Excerpt

Composer: Naphta

Performer(s): Naphta

Album: Democracy Now

Duration: 9:08

20:18

Title: International Ii

Composer: Yoshihide, Otomo

Performer(s): Ground Zero (Ensemble)

Album: Null & Void / Tzadik / TZ 7204

Duration: 9:47

20:28

Title: Refuse Military 1

Composer: Meira Asher

Performer(s): Meira Asher

Album: Private Recording

Duration: 10:16

20:40

Title: Dondestan

Composer: Robert Wyatt

Performer(s): Robert Wyatt Band

Album: Dondestan (Revisited)

Duration: 5:00

20:45

Title: Where Are They Now?

Composer: Robert Wyatt

Performer(s): Stormtrap (Abboud Hashem)

Album: ...for the ghosts within

Duration: 3:11

20:49

Title: Star Spangled Banner (Live)

Composer: Hendrix

Performer(s): Jimi Hendrix

Album: The Ultimate Experience / Polydor / 5172352

Duration: 3:56

20:53

Title: A New Team Takes Over

Composer: David Behrman

Performer(s): David Behrman

Album: My Dear Siegfried

Duration: 10:36

21:06

Title: Die Aufforderung- Héhé

Composer: Michael Fahres

Performer(s): Lola Kiepja/Simon Been/Michael Fahres

Album: HAIN

Duration: 8:06

21:15

Title: Chain Of Command

Composer: Graham Fitkin

Performer(s): Powerplant

Album: 24 Lies Per Second

Duration: 12:20

21:30

Title: Oboe Concerto

Composer: Raymond Deane

Performer(s): Rté Nso

Album: Orchestral Works

Duration: 20:55

21:51

Title: Ah Pook The Destroyer

Composer: Burroughs, William S/Cale, John

Performer(s): William Burroughs, Reader

Album: Dead City Radio / ISLAND / 422-846 264-2

Duration: 2:45

21:54

Title: Stalker

Composer: Noto, Alva

Performer(s): Electronica

Album: For / Line / Line_026

Duration: 5:06

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