Nova Sunday 3 April 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

20:12

Title: Capita Lis Monster

Composer: Greie, Antye

Performer(s): Agf

Album: Kon:3p>UTION to: e[VOL]ution / AGF Producktion / AGF Producktion 021

Duration: 3:10

20:17

Title: Dusk

Composer: Collier, David

Performer(s): Mobius Percussion

Album: Smacht / Ergodos / ER24

Duration: 8:02

20:26

Title: Help Me Draw The Ghosts, William (Song Of Grace)

Composer: O'Connor, Simon

Performer(s): Michelle O’Rourke/The Jimmy Cake

Album: Left Behind Songs of the 1916 Widows / Ergodos / ER23

Duration: 5:39

20:33

Title: Rebel Radio

Composer: Canning, Robert/Rice, Brian

Performer(s): Robert Canning & Brian Rice

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 4:15

20:38

Title: Liberté Fugace

Composer: Robelin, Cendrine/Brown, David

Performer(s): Cendrine Robelin & David Brown

Album: 60 Secondes radio 2015 / CHOQ.ca Montreal, Canada / CHOQ.ca Montreal, Canada

Duration: 1:01

20:41

Title: Cargo

Composer: Berger, Sophie

Performer(s): Sophie Berger

Album: 60 Secondes radio 2015 / CHOQ.ca Montreal, Canada / CHOQ.ca Montreal, Canada

Duration: 1:02

20:44

Title: In The Bells Shadow Overture

Composer: Simpson, Jurgen

Performer(s): Irish Chamber Orchestra/Jurgen Simposn, Electronics

Album: In The Bells Shadow

Duration: 4:11

20:49

Title: Decadence Part 2

Composer: Nozaki, Tomonari

Performer(s): Tomonari Nozaki

Album: Decadence / Forwind / FWD13

Duration: 8:55

21:00

Title: Spoils Unearths

Composer: Dowling, Fergal

Performer(s): Olwen Fouere

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording

Duration: 6:02

21:08

Title: Predestination

Composer: Polgar, Michal

Performer(s): Order Of The Black Dawn

Album: Order of the Black Dawn / Noctivagant Records / OotBD01

Duration: 5:01

21:13

Title: Queen Of The Forsaken World

Composer: Polgar, Michal

Performer(s): Order Of The Black Dawn

Album: Order of the Black Dawn / Noctivagant Records / OotBD01

Duration: 3:34

21:18

Title: Litany

Composer: Clarke, Bernard/Parkinson, Karl

Performer(s): Karl Parkinson

Album: Private Recording / Artist's Copy / No Number

Duration: 12:17

21:31

Title: Bellringing

Composer: Speare, Jed

Performer(s): Jed Speare

Album: Cable Car Soundscapes

Duration: 6:25

21:39

Title: Crib Death Of An American Astronaut

Composer: Speare, Jed

Performer(s): Jed Speare

Album: The Wounds of Returning - Sound Works II 1974–1983

Duration: 2:59

21:44

Title: Strange Attractor Live Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, October 2015 Excerpt

Composer: McCarthy, Danny/O'Shea, Mick/Murphy, Irene/Kelly, Anthony/Stalling, David/Speare, Jed

Performer(s): Strange Attractor & Jed Speare

Album: Private Recording / Artist's Copy / No Number

Duration: 14:35

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