Nova Sunday 21 May 2017

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

20:07

Title: Armand Monroe

Composer: Bartel, Beate /Davies, Myra

Performer(s): Myra Davies (Voice)

Album: Sirens / Moabit Musik / Moabit 021

Duration: 5:51

20:15

Title: Solus Ipse 1

Composer: Vázquez, Durán

Performer(s): Durán Vázquez

Album: Hiku Komuro, Hikikomori / Cronica / Crónica 129~2017

Duration: 6:40

20:23

Title: Mortality Displacement

Composer: Cole, Greg

Performer(s): Hawkmoth

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 5:00

20:30

Title: Sola Fide

Composer: Corcoran, Raych V

Performer(s): Raych V Corcoran

Album: Veritus Nunquam Perit / Bandcamp/Promo / No Number

Duration: 3:11

20:34

Title: Red White In The Morning

Composer: Costello, Tom

Performer(s): Tom Costello

Album: 20171 / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 2:54

20:38

Title: 2016.4

Composer: Adams, Sebastian

Performer(s): Rte National Symphony Orchestra

Album: RTE Tape / Composer Copy / RTE Tape

Duration: 5:28

20:45

Title: A.I.R.

Composer: Drouhin, Julia

Performer(s): Julia Drouhin

Album: Fair Play One / Bandcamp / No Number

Duration: 6:01

20:51

Title: Crusoe's Landing

Composer: Harth, Alfred/Goebbels, Heinner

Performer(s): Cassiber

Album: Perfect Worlds / Recommended Label

Duration: 4:33

21:00

Title: Get Down Boy (Götterdämmerung 2)

Composer: Gut, Gudrun/Davies, Myra

Performer(s): Myra Davies (Voice)

Album: Sirens / Moabit Musik / Moabit 021

Duration: 5:39

21:12

Title: Doya (Göterdämmerung 1)

Composer: Gut, Gudrun/Davies, Myra

Performer(s): Myra Davies (Voice)

Album: Sirens / Moabit Musik / Moabit 021

Duration: 5:06

21:18

Title: Calmly Awaiting The End

Composer: Flynn, Dave

Performer(s): Mick O'Brien/Rte Contempo Quartet

Album: RTE Tape / Composer Copy / RTE Tape

Duration: 12:08

21:34

Title: Murdering The Time

Composer: Fitch, Claire

Performer(s): Claire Fitch

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 14:04

21:48

Title: Betongeissen-Rubberboots Remix

Composer: Greie, Antye/Gut, Gudrun

Performer(s): Aka Greie Gut Fraktion

Album: Rekonstruktion Baustelle Remix

Duration: 3:05

21:52

Title: Of Light And Dark ( Prelude)

Composer: Shanahan, Michael

Performer(s): Mixile

Album: Composer Copy

Duration: 7:51

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Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

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