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The Lyric Feature Friday 17 May 2013

The Lyric Feature - Taking On Tristan

The Lyric Feature - Taking On Tristan

Re-Imagining Opera

Wide Open Opera's first production Tristan und Isolde had its opening performance on September 30th last at Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy. This documentary charts the birth of a new opera company and documents its production of Tristan und Isolde through rehearsals to final night. It was the first time that the opera had been staged in Ireland in 50 years and the first Irish Isolde, soprano Miriam Murphy. We follow the journey of Fergus Sheil and the company, led by Gavin O'Sullivan as they take on the Everest of Opera and hear how opera is being re-imagined in Ireland.

(first broadcast Nov 2012)

An Athena Media production for RTE Lyric fm made with the support of the Broadcasting Council of Ireland’s Sound and Vision broadcasting funding scheme

Producer: Helen Shaw

Recordist: Michael Gallen

Audio editor: Brendan Rehill

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