Nova Sunday 8 May 2016

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

20:01

Title: Tristar Cloudbursting

Composer: Comes, Martijn

Performer(s): Martijn Comes

Album: Radio Oblivion / Bastakiya Tapes / BT 004

Duration: 4:34

20:06

Title: Amadeus

Composer: Orin, Chloe

Performer(s): Chloe Orin

Album: Talkie / EPV Whites / No Number

Duration: 3:50

20:12

Title: Bone

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 2:03

20:14

Title: Commissure

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 3:28

20:19

Title: Maelstrom

Composer: Shanahan, Michael

Performer(s): Mixile

Album: Værøy / Bandcamp / No Number

Duration: 7:19

20:28

Title: Smacht

Composer: Collier, David

Performer(s): Cora Venus Lunny, Adrian Hart, Robin Panter And Kate Ellis

Album: Smacht / Ergodos / ER24

Duration: 23:04

20:52

Title: Minerva's Owl

Composer: Deane, Raymond

Performer(s): Hugh Tinney

Album: New Music New Ireland 2

Duration: 4:13

21:00

Title: Death Will Come Sooner Than Us

Composer: Comes, Martijn

Performer(s): Martijn Comes

Album: Radio Oblivion / Bastakiya Tapes / BT 004

Duration: 5:52

21:08

Title: Iota Mikro

Composer: Lierman, Aurélie

Performer(s): Aurélie Lierman

Album: iota mikro / Composer Copy / No Number

Duration: 8:42

21:18

Title: Nasa Says Not To Worry

Composer: Colohan, David

Performer(s): David Colohan

Album: Songs of the Blood Moon / Bandcamp/Sofia Records / Sofia 02

Duration: 1:26

21:19

Title: Bloodmoon....(A Waltz)

Composer: Daly, John/Drohan, Declan

Performer(s): Fraterhaus

Album: Songs of the Blood Moon / Bandcamp/Sofia Records / Sofia 02

Duration: 4:09

21:25

Title: Dead Man

Composer: Swbald, WG & Bosetti, Alessandro

Performer(s): Alessandro Bosetti

Album: Royals / Monotype / mono034

Duration: 7:21

21:39

Title: Murder Machine

Composer: O Keeffe, Linda

Performer(s): O Keeffe, Linda

Album: Murder Machine / Artist Copy / No number

Duration: 15:21

21:54

Title: Curl Up And Die

Composer: Konczewska, Dorota

Performer(s): Dorota Konczewska

Album: Composer Copy

Duration: 3:47

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