Nova Sunday 2 October 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


Live broadcast from Richmond Barracks clawing back time lost in 1916. Tweet: @bernardnova

Music Played on the Show


Title: Only Leaps In The Dark

Composer: Rachel Ni Chuinn

Performer(s): Rachel Ni Chuinn

Duration: 6:16


Title: 25 Minutes And 21 Seconds

Composer: Olivia Louvel

Performer(s): Olivia Louvel

Duration: 6:16


Title: Zeitlich

Composer: Claudia Molitor

Performer(s): Claudia Molitor

Duration: 6:50


Title: Dearest Old Darling

Composer: LA Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Carpara)

Performer(s): La Cosa Preziosa (Susanna Carpara)

Duration: 6:20


Title: 1916.0

Composer: Daria Baiocchi

Performer(s): Daria Baiocchi

Duration: 4:40


Title: Meantime Commission

Composer: Rachel Ni Chuinn, Olivia Louvel, LA Cosa Preziosa, Daria Baiocchi

Performer(s): Rachel Ni Chuinn, Olivia Louvel, La Cosa Preziosa, Daria Baiocchi

Duration: 25:21


Title: Tide Times

Composer: Hallinan, Fiona

Performer(s): Fiona Hallinan

Album: Meantime / Bandcamp / Composer Copy

Duration: 3:48


Title: Awakening

Composer: Mulvey, Grainne

Performer(s): Grainne Mulvey

Album: Meantime / Bandcamp / Composer Copy

Duration: 10:01


Title: She That May Be Carried On The Wind

Composer: Lee, Una

Performer(s): Una Lee

Album: Meantime / Bandcamp / Composer Copy

Duration: 9:59


Title: For The Time Being

Composer: Kirby, Jenn

Performer(s): Jenn Kirby

Album: Meantime / Bandcamp / No Number

Duration: 8:22


Title: Three Minutes To Midnight

Composer: Langan, Vicky

Performer(s): Vicky Langan

Album: Meantime / Bandcamp / No Number

Duration: 8:20



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane


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