Irish National Opera's 20 Shots of Opera series features 20 new compact operas from composers in Ireland - watch Touch, with music by Karen Power and text by Ione, above. 

A solitary man and woman become increasingly aware that their separate worlds consist of uniquely enclosed environments. Are they listening to their surroundings? Can they survive without listening? They discover that the sounds of five words are their only means of communication and perhaps their only means of escape.

Cast: Naomi Louisa O'Connell (mezzo-soprano), Gyula Nagy (baritone)

Watch more from 20 Shots Of Opera here.