Nova Sunday 6 August 2017

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


Title: 12 12_11_13_Lv_1_C

Composer: Lichtenberger, Grischa

Performer(s): Stefan Färber

Album: And IV / Raster Noton / R-N 143

Duration: 3:07


Title: Read (Opening)

Composer: Kurokawa, Ryoichi

Performer(s): Ryoichi, Kurokawa

Album: Read / Daisyworld Discs / CTCR-14374

Duration: 11:09


Title: Farewell

Composer: Hatami, Porya

Performer(s): Porya Hatami

Album: Arrivals & Departures / Time Released Sound / TRS046

Duration: 9:37


Title: La Historia De La Nina Junco

Composer: Durand, Federico

Performer(s): Federico Durand

Album: La Niña Junco / 12K / 12k2036

Duration: 2:57


Title: Melodia De Felpa

Composer: Durand, Federico

Performer(s): Federico Durand

Album: La Niña Junco / 12K / 12k2036

Duration: 4:32


Title: Mercure.Laboratoire Remix

Composer: Les Horribles Travailleurs remixed Vivancos, Valerie

Performer(s): Valerie Vivancos

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 4:15


Title: Gramophone History

Composer: Nikolaev, Dimitriy

Performer(s): Boris Sokolov

Album: Private Recording / Artist Copy / No Number

Duration: 14:43


Title: A Dream`S Frozen Reflection

Composer: Amini, Siavash

Performer(s): Siavash Amini

Album: TAR / Hallow Ground / HG1703

Duration: 12:06


Title: Urtjern

Composer: Alnæs, Vilde Sandve/Aas, Inga Margrethe

Performer(s): Vilde&Inga

Album: Silfr / SOFA / SOFA559

Duration: 3:52


Title: Gothic

Composer: Bennett, Ed

Performer(s): Mary Dullea

Album: Gothic new piano music from Ireland

Duration: 8:00


Title: Piano Trio No. 4 ('A Different Game')

Composer: Clarke, Rhona

Performer(s): The Fidelio Trio

Album: A DIFFERENT GAME - piano trios by Rhona Clarke / Métier / MSV 28556

Duration: 19:02


Title: Bye Bye Butterfly

Composer: Oliveros, Pauline

Performer(s): Pauline Oliveros

Album: New Music for Electronic and Recorded Media: Women In Electronic Music - 1977 / ellipsis arts / 3691

Duration: 8:04



Contact the Show

Presenter: Bernard Clarke

Producer: Eoin O'Kelly

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O'Kane

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