Nova Sunday 20 November 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

20:08

Title: Prairie Trains

Composer: Morgan, Scott

Performer(s): Loscil

Album: Sketches from New Brighton / Kranky / Krank171

Duration: 7:47

20:17

Title: (Re)Sounding Memories/Cleaning The House

Composer: McCarthy, Danny

Performer(s): Danny Mccarthy

Album: LISTEN hEAR / Farpoint Recordings / Farpoint 23

Duration: 4:31

20:33

Title: Microfilm

Composer: Rimbaud, Robin

Performer(s): Scanner

Album: Doublefold / Rx:Tx / rxtxcd004

Duration: 6:19

20:39

Title: Everything You Can See Through A Little Hole

Composer: Kurokawa, Ryoichi

Performer(s): Ryoichi Kurokawa

Album: Copynature / Progressive Form / PFCD06

Duration: 5:02

20:45

Title: Embers

Composer: Deane, Raymond

Performer(s): Rté National Symphony Orchestra

Album: RTÉ Recording / RTÉ

Duration: 13:13

21:00

Title: Pytchblend

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Sweat / Bandcamp/Composer Copy / No Number

Duration: 1:32

21:03

Title: Das Schrag Haus

Composer: Tricoli, Valerio

Performer(s): Valerio Tricoli

Album: Miseri Lares / PAN / PAN44

Duration: 9:29

21:14

Title: Throbbing (Stereo Reduction)

Composer: Mullaney, Hilary

Performer(s): Hilary Mullaney

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 10:21

21:25

Title: Studio Fever

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Sweat / Bandcamp/Composer Copy / No Number

Duration: 4:00

21:30

Title: Lucky

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Sweat / Bandcamp/Composer Copy / No Number

Duration: 3:05

21:34

Title: Industry

Composer: Lucas, Darryl

Performer(s): Pytchblend

Album: Sweat / Bandcamp/Composer Copy / No Number

Duration: 5:14

21:41

Title: Me, My English And All The Languages Of My Life

Composer: Raimondo, Anna

Performer(s): Anna Raimondo & Friends

Album: Composer Copy / Private Recording / No Number

Duration: 15:34

21:57

Title: Off & On Situation Blues

Composer: Ter Veldhaus, Jacob (Jacob TV)

Performer(s): Jeroen Van Veen

Album: Complete Solo Piano Music / Brilliant Classics / 94873

Duration: 1:49

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