Nova Sunday 23 June 2013

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


Nova tastes William Burroughs' Real English Tea Served Here, a 3 CD anthology of cut-up tape pieces by Burroughs, featuring recordings made at various locations in Tangiers and New York between 1964-1965.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Changing Rates Of Change

Performer(s): Clancy, Sean

Duration: 8:16


Title: Canti Illuminati (Edit)

Performer(s): Curran, Alvin

Duration: 7:42


Title: Circa 1901

Performer(s): Loop Orchestra

Duration: 8:20


Title: Rhythm Variation 3

Performer(s): Takamasa, Aoki

Duration: 8:38


Title: Rhythm Science-Intro

Performer(s): Dj Spooky

Duration: 11:37


Title: Squarepushers

Performer(s): Feery, Amanda

Duration: 6:05


Title: Beneath The Forest Floor

Performer(s): Westerkamp, Hildegard

Duration: 17:38


Title: Ceol Rince Ros Mhic Threoin

Performer(s): Swedish House Mafia

Duration: 4:41


Title: Powerstation 3

Performer(s): Kelly, Anthony; Stalling, David

Duration: 4:17


Title: Hallelujah

Performer(s): Gardner, Stephen

Duration: 22:05


Title: Model

Performer(s): Hutter /Bartoff /Shultz

Duration: 3:59



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane


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